Top 10 Most Powerful Shields Of MYTHOLOGY

Top 10 Most Powerful Shields Of MYTHOLOGY

Hey YouTube, Jim here! Welcome to Top10Archive! Weapons of defense don’t get nearly enough
credit in modern storytelling. You can have the best offensive weapons: swords,
daggers, canons, guns, you name it, but a good defensive weapon will always have you
coming out on top. This is why today we’re highlighting the
Top 10 Most Powerful Shields of Mythology. All your favorite heroes, and some you didn’t
even know about, coming through with that defense! But before we get started, why not become
an archivist today by clicking that subscribe button and notification bell so you don’t
miss out on any future uploads! If you end up enjoying this video, let us
know by giving it a thumbs up and in the comment section, tell us what shield you would create
and the powers you would bestow upon it! 10. Perseus’ Polished Shield
In Greek mythology, Perseus is the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty. He beheaded the Gorgon Medusa for Polydectes
and saved Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. He was the son of Zeus and the mortal Danaë,
as well as the half-brother and great-grandfather of Heracles. Hermes lent Perseus winged sandals to fly,
and Athena gave him a polished shield. Perseus then proceeded to the Gorgons’ cave
where he used the reflection from his shield to view Medusa to kill her. Perhaps this is a story of “it’s not what
you have, but how you use it”, no innuendo intended, but without the shield, Perseus
may have never prevailed. 9. Arimathea’s Shield
Three maidens were said to have brought this legendary shield to the castle in the Legend
of King Arthur. It was left there for Perceval, who then uses
it to defeat the knight of the burning dragon. The Knight was called this way because his
own shield had the head of a dragon which could actually breathe fire. Perceval was able to defeat him because his
own shield was the only one able to protect him against it. Due to this level of protection, he cut off
the sword hand of the knight and put his own sword in the mouth of the dragon, who enraged,
burned his owner to death. 8. Svalinn
In Norse mythology, Svalinn is a shield that protects the earth from burning. In the myth, if this shield were to fall from
its position, the mountains and sea would burn up. Svalinn means “cold” or “chill”. This shield is powerful not just because it
keeps us all from being eaten up by the flames of the sun, but because it’s actually a
god. Of all the shields so far, this one is perhaps
most deeply rooted in reality. Though in Norse Mythology it’s called Svalinn
and is said to be a physical shield, we have what we call an Ozone, which is actually a
great superhero name as well! Norse mythology was on it. 7. Ancile
Mars, the Roman god, had a shield with its very own name. Ancile was a shield that fell from heaven
during the reign of Rome’s second king, Numa Pompilius. It was so powerful and valuable that he had
eleven copies made to confuse thieves. In total, the twelve sacred shields were all
called the ancilla and were kept in Mars’ temple. The original shield was said to perpetuate
Rome’s state as a sovereign entity, all the others were kept with the original to
dissuade any hero from attempting to steal them and maybe end up with the wrong one. 6. Shield of Evalach
Another Arthurian Shield. This time, a white shield belonging to King
Evalach and his son Josephus in the time of Joseph of Arimathea, who seems to be a common
name when talking about Arthurian shields. Josephus painted a cross on it with his own
blood, which allowed the owner protection from the heavens. Later, Galahad won the shield from the shield’s
guardian and used it for himself knowing it would allow him the protection that he needed
in battle. 5. Shield of Achilles
Alright, so when you think of Achilles, it’s not his shield that first comes to mind, is
it? It’s his heel. However, this shield, which he uses in his
fight with Hector, had many intricate details on it. His original armor was worn by Patrocius in
his battle with Hector, and when killed, the armor is taken as a trophy. Thetis, Achilles’ mother, asks the god Hephaestus
to give him other armor. His shield is described in detail, with careful
imagery and is the first in literature to describe a work of art with words so a reader
could envision it without seeing it. 4. Srivatsa
The Srivatsa is a very different kind of shield. It’s a symbol that is considered the shield
of Vishnu, a Hindu god, and manifested often on his chest. It is said that it is in this mark where is
consort Lakshmi or “Sri” resides. The shield of Vishnu, a symbol worshiped and
revered by the Hindus, is said to be manifested in the god’s chest. In India, the bronze produced after the 10th
Century had the Srivatsa symbol as an inverted triangle on the right chest of Vishnu. This is very interesting because it’s a
very different concept of a shield. No need for steel, metal, or even hides, just
the presence of a god all in one symbol. Now that’s innovative. 3. Pridwen
King Arthur himself makes the list! With his shield known as Pridwen or also Wynebgwrthucher…
or every key you can press on your keyboard at
once. The shield and his weapons are named in a
passage that says: “You shall have the request that head and tongue name, as far as the wind
dries, as far as the rain wets, as far as the sun rises, as far as the sea stretches,
as far as the earth extends, excepting only my ship, my mantle, my sword Caledfwlch, my
spear Rhongomyniad, my shield Wynebgwrthucher, my knife Carnwennan and my wife Gwenhwyvar.” Theories say the shield would have been circular
instead of elongated like in medieval wars, and some say it could have had a cross on
it. Others think it was not a cross but an image
of the Virgin Mary. 2. Aegis
Another shield with a name. This time, Zeus’ shield, which he often lent
to his daughter Athena, and also Perseus. Some sources state that it’s not a shield
the way we’re used to thinking of such, but rather an animal skin wore over garments
that offered extra protection. It wasn’t ordinary by any means – it had
the head of a Gorgon and actually roared during battle, and it was also covered in gold scales
like a snake. It’s stated that when Zeus shook it, the clouds
would cover Mount Ida, and humans would hide in fear. Aegis, the shield’s name, comes from the
meanings “violent windstorm,” “divine shield,” and “goatskin garment”. Pretty self-explanatory, I’d say. 1. Shield of Ajax
Ajax is a major hero in Homer’s Iliad. He’s described as a man of great stature,
a large frame and great strength. His training was some of the best, done by
a centaur. He was fearless, a commander of an army and
holder of a massive shield made of seven cow hides and a layer of bronze. He is not wounded in any of the battles in
the Iliad, and receives hardly any help from the gods, until book 13 when Poseidon renews
his strength with a strike of his staff. He’s mostly a defensive warrior, often coming
to the camp’s cover when necessary. Ajax is the hero who, with Odysseus, fights
the Trojans to recover Achilles’ body after his death. Ajax’s shield could be the reason why he
stays alive and well throughout the story.


  • Dante Olivieri

    You missed the double shield technique

  • the vivo wolf pack

    Your the best my shield would be to stun and freeze me enemy

  • JessicaRabbit324

    If I could enchant a shield, I'd put an enchantment on it that makes my opponents sneeze violently. Can't attack me if you can't focus on me!

  • DeltaRune And Batim Liker

    I would have a shield that makes me invisbal and that it burns when others touchs it

  • Chris Chauhan

    Hey #Jim, please make 1 video on #Armours.
    Top 10 strongest armours in the world.

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  • dark light

    Vibranium shields are the strongest

  • Thiessen Yang

    These are all eighth metal.

  • Dr170

    Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta

  • David

    I'd say that Amazon in the thumbnail got lucky that javelin didn't skew her.

  • Tarrel Foster

    I can say as a person who spars with weapons and shields regularly, those who doubt the effectiveness of shields in combat are usually the one's getting frustrated and/or bulldozed by said shield user. Lol

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  • Debby Christensen

    Definitely Perseus if I’m gonna cut off anyone’s head it would be medusa. I’ve seen the movie… He was the man.

  • RoGawdMusic

    So does anyone else actually believe in Greek/ roman mythology? It always puzzles me if in those times things were actually like that.

  • Hottest Tracks

    Whatever shield that is in the thumbnail ain’t doing shit LMFAOO, it got 3 more arrows till they either hit her directly in her arm

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  • DarkGravityFalls

    lol we all know that Ajax is killed by Hector in the movie!

  • SilverArmoredWolf


  • SilverArmoredWolf

    ozone and one that can protect the whole earth from burning up?
    sound like a load of bullshit and a filler entry
    symbols dont count, cant use them in battle. this list is a joke

  • Kevin Norwood

    It's hard for me to come up with some sort of magical enchantment for a shield that I might use. So far, the best idea I can come up with is a shield that, when I slam my sword against it, it creates this massive flash of light that blinds all enemies surrounding me for a few minutes.

  • Paloma Delaine

    Great vid Jim!

  • Dennis Fischer Jr.

    I would make a round shield and sharpen the edges an axe /deadly frisby

  • Shadow's World

    Hey Jim today makes 2 years I've been a archivist 💗🤘 it's the 2 year anniversary cheers 🥂 to many more 💗 Also if I had a sheild it would have healing abilities as well as being able to engulf my enemies in flames 🔥🔥👍 #Top10Archive

  • manoj joshi

    U forgot Jerry's ultimate shield palm

  • manoj joshi

    Top ten shields in mythology…
    Goes on to describe only European shields

  • manoj joshi

    Yeah! Rho Aias made the list

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  • TheWolfPaladin 1

    My sheild would the Eyes of the Moon

  • Jayden Morales

    I liked and subscribed

  • David AdventTime21

    Top 10 gods in literature?


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