Adamantine is a term used to describe any material which composition was that of a very hard material. Although not only referring to metals, the Adamantine was also known as the metal of the gods.
Adamantine is described as been unbreakable, untarnishable, lightweight and resilient.
- Perseus used an adamantine sword to decapitate the Gorgon Medusa.
- Presumably, the adamantine was the material used by the gods to chain Prometheus.
- The gates on Tartaros are said to be guarded by a massive gate made of adamantine.
GeologyIn Geology and in Manufacturing enginnering, Adamantine is a mineral, often referred to as adamantine spar. It is a silky brown form of corundum. Adamantine is also used as an adjective to refer to non-metallic, brilliant light reflecting and transmitting properties, known as adamantine luster.
In Popular Culture
- On the Astonishing X-Men's storyline Exalted, Cyclops meets alternate versions of his X-Men teammates, one of them is an alternate Wolverine, whose inner skeleton and therefore claws are composed of Adamantine instead of Adamantium.
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