What is the Spear of Destiny?

June 19, 2023

Imagine if there was an artifact that gave its owner the ability to conquer the entire world. This is exactly what was believed about the Spear of Destiny, also known as the Holy Lance or Lance of Longinus.

The Spear of Destiny is a medieval relic believed to have pierced Jesus Christ during his crucifixion. It has since passed through countless hands, including many of Europe's most powerful rulers. Legend has it that Alaric, King of the Visigoths who ransacked Rome, Charles Martel the Frankish King, Charlemagne, and Frederick I Barbarossa all possessed the Spear of Destiny. Those who had the spear were supposedly unconquerable in battle, though the Spear of Destiny had one fatal caveat – if the owner lost the relic, they died almost immediately.

In 1945, during World War II, Adolf Hitler acquired the Spear of Destiny and intended to use it to lead Germany to ultimate victory. Sister Victoria fought her way in to Hitler's base and used the Light of Magdalene on him, which caused him to commit suicide as a wave of guilt washed over him. Victoria then obtained the Spear and returned it to the Vatican.

The Spear of Destiny is a large, gold-plated lance that features intricate details and a central section hollowed out to hold a nail from the cross. It is displayed at the Church of Saint Peter's Basilica within the Vatican City. A smaller fragment of the same spear, referred to as the Echmiadzin Lance, is held in an Armenian museum.

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