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Artemis, the wielder of the most powerful Silver Bow.

The Silver bow is the primary weapon of the Hunters of Artemis. Artemis uses a similar weapon forged by Hephaestus, but it is much more powerful.


The silver bows vanish when they aren't needed and reappear once they are. It is possible for the quivers to ran out of arrows though, as Thalia Grace's did in The Lost Hero. Their silver arrows can kill monsters such as lycanthropes, despite the fact that regular silver shouldn't harm monsters. They are also magically strong and springy, but can still be broken as seen in The Last Olympian.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Titan's Curse

The Hunters use their bows against the Manticore. Bianca di Angelo also finds one in the Junkyard of the Gods in the form of a hair clip, but she doesn't take it after being warned not to take anything from the junkyard.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

The Hunters use them while defending the Wolf House and Hera from Gaea's monsters. However, their enemies are so numerous that Thalia Grace actually runs out of arrows while fighting them.

The Trials of Apollo

The Tyrant's Tomb

Diana kills Tarquin with her silver bow.


  • It is unknown if the bows are made from some kind of special form of silver, as it isn't listed as a precious metal when describing the different kinds.
  • One bow was found by Bianca di Angelo in the Junkyard of the Gods, while in the form of a hair clip. It wasn't mentioned how it was cursed, but it wasn't the reason for Talos' awakening.

See also

Personal Weapons: Riptide | Annabeth's Knife | Backbiter | Frank's Spear | Hazel's Spatha | Katoptris | Nico's Sword | Thalia's Spear | Aegis | Hades' Sword | Kronos' Scythe | Ivlivs | Master Bolt | Poseidon's Trident | Reyna's Spear | Silver Bow | Hades' Staff | Juno's Gladius | Annabeth's Sword | Sumarbrander | Gungnir | Gjallar | Mjolnir | Thor's Staff | Khopesh | Mallory's Serrated Knives | Meg's Twin Imperial Gold siccae blades | Caduceus | Apollo's Golden Bow | Artemis' Knives | Ares' Sword | Ares' Shield | Thyrsus | Hecate's Torches | Minotaur's Axe | Leroy's Sword | Tyson's Javelin | Alex's Garrote Wire | Piper's Sword
Magical Items: Annabeth's Yankees Cap | Helm of Darkness | Keys of Hades | Flying Chariot | Golden Apple | Apples of Immortality | Greek Fire | Hermes' Multivitamins | Leo's Magical Toolbelt | Nectar and Ambrosia | Pandora's Pithos | Winged Shoes | Golden Fleece | Stygian Ice Whistle | Serapis' Staff | Magic 8 Ball | Arrow of Dodona | Pig Ball | Mechanical Spider | Angel Statues | Athena Parthenos | Chiron's Wheelchair | Diocletian's Scepter | Flaming Dodgeball | Gleipnir | Poseidon's Pearls | Queen Hippolyta's Belt | Mistletoe Arrow | Frank's Stick | Expand-o-Duck | Caligula's Caligae | Ran’s Net | Rune Stones | Nábrók
Spoils of War: Minotaur's Horn | Medusa's Head | Kampê's Scimitars | Nemean Lion's Pelt | Gorgon Blood | Cornucopia | Lydian Drakon Hide | Phineas' Robe and Slippers | Triptolemus's Almanac | Odysseus' Astrolabe
Items: Camp Necklace | Chameleon Armor | Daedalus' Laptop | Golden drachma | Denarius | Red Gold | Mark of Athena | Thalia's Shield | Video Shield | Wristwatch Shield | Golden Mango | Sibylline Books | Letter of Recommendation
Ships Amos' Boat | Argo II | CSS Birmingham | Egyptian Queen | Julia Drusilla Yachts | Pax | Queen Anne's Revenge | Reed Boat | Naglfar
Blessed Metals: Adamantine | Celestial Bronze | Imperial Gold | Stygian Iron | Bone Steel