Xena: Warrior Princess

Season 5 Episode 6

Purity (1)

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 1999 on



  • Allusions

    • Joxer mentions that the black powder seems like powerful Greek fire. Greek fire is another ancient incendiary weapon, used by the Byzantine Empire, and was probably invented around the 5th or 6th century CE. Attacks with Greek fire usually involved catapulting a burning cloth-wrapped ball, perhaps containing a flask. It caused chemical fires that were actually intensified by water, making it very dangerous.