Flaming sword (mythology)
in Welsh mythology Dyrnwyn – Sword of Rhydderch Hael; When drawn, it blazed with fire; if drawn by a worthy man, the fire would help him in his cause, but its fire would burn the man who drew it for an unworthy purpose.
The sword Acala holds may or may not be flaming and sometimes described only generically as a treasure sword (宝剣 hōken?) or as vajra-sword (金剛杵 kongō-ken?), which is descriptive of the fact that the pommel of the sword is in the shape of the talon-like vajra (金剛杵 kongō-sho?) of one type or another.
- Orthodox liturgy of the third Sunday of Lent
- Faulkes (1995:9–10)
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