Runoa goddess
Runoa goddess
Runoa goddess

VIZ Media name

Goddess[1] (en-us)


Göttin[2] (Goddess de), diosa[3] (goddess es-es), déesse[4] (goddess fr), dea[5] (goddess it), богиню[6] (goddess ru)

Original name

女神[7] megami Speaker (goddess)




Female deity




It's a statue of a goddess by Auguste. I've been told this is from the Runoa period.[8]


Lautrec, Toulouse


Town of Hamel, Holy City of Rabona

First mention

Scene 5, Anime Scene 3

First appearance

Scene 5, Anime Scene 3


女神 megami translates as "goddess." Father Vincent also uses the gender-free 神 (kami Speaker).[9] Similar to the Sanskrit Deva.


Only female gods have appeared in Claymore. They usually have wings. The Runoa goddess is an exception.

Runoa goddess details
Runoa goddess details

The Runoa goddess is a duplicate of Clare's best friend, Elena, though the meaning of this is still a matter of conjecture.


Runoa goddessEdit

Clare, impersonating an antiques dealer, has Raki display a statue of an unwinged, Runoa goddess.

Clare says the statue is from the "Runoa period" (ルノア時代) by Auguste (オーギュスト), possibly alluding to Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), French sculptor. When the innkeeper asks for the price, Clare replies "ten million bera.[10]

Fight in Rabona CathedralEdit

Mysteriously, Raki carries the statue wherever he and Clare go in town. He waits in the baptism room with the statue as Clare examines the cathedral staff upstairs.

During the fight with the Voracious Eater, Raki asks Galk to throw the statue to Clare. When the Yoma tries to cut through the statue, a Claymore sword is revealed.[11]

Claymore Voracious Eater versus Clare

Claymore Voracious Eater versus Clare

Clare's secret


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 10
  2. Claymore 2, Tokyopop, Scene 5, p. 10
  3. Claymore 2, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 5, p. 10
  4. Claymore 2, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 5, p. 10
  5. Claymore 2, Tokyopop, Scene 5, p. 8
  6. Claymore 2, Comix-ART, Scene 5, p. 10
  7. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 10
  8. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 10
  9. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 23
  10. Claymore 2, Scene 5, pp. 10–11
  11. Claymore 2, Scene 9, p. 180–183; Claymore, Anime Scene 4
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