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Swords, like the cross which it resembles, are instruments of execution used in state-sponsored violence. It is at once a sign of glory and terror for those who behold it. Warrior tombs feature swords as a mark of the dead's profession or as a sign that the deceased was cut down in battle. Archangels sometimes carry swords as a symbol of God's Judgement in the life to come. See also Scythes.