Feb 26, 2008

Famous Swords: Crocea Mors

According to the legends presented by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Julius Caesar’s sword was given the name Crocea Mors (Latin for "Yellow Death"). The British prince Nennius acquired the sword when, during hand-to-hand combat with Caesar, it became lodged in his shield.

The sword killed everyone Nennius struck with it. Nennius died fifteen days after the battle from a head wound inflicted by Caesar, and the sword was buried with him.

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