Zeno of Elea's Arrow
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Zeno of Elea




Holding the arrow will freeze the user in time




Holding the arrow without gloves

Collected by

Warehouse 1 Agent







Date of Collection

Unknown, 336 BC - 323 BC


Origin[edit | edit source]

Zeno of Elea was a philosopher who lived from 490–430 BC. He was famous for his philosophical paradoxes. One such paradox is the called the Arrow Paradox. Zeno argued that motion is the changing of position of object in the space where it is positioned. He said motion is an illusion, as when any object that appears to be in motion is stopped at any instant that there is no motion. At every frozen instant of time there is no motion occurring. If there is no motion at any instant, and time is just a collection of instants, than there can be no motion. There is no movement of a single object, but the perceived simultaneous baton-passing of the existence of one instant to another.

Usage[edit | edit source]

When the arrow is held without proper protection, such as gloves, the holder will instantly freeze within the instant they were in. In order to unfreeze them, the arrow must be taken out of their hands.

When shot from a bow while wearing gloves, the arrow will remain floating in the air exactly in the spot when the archer released it.

Collection[edit | edit source]

This artifact was collected by an unknown Warehouse 1 agent.

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