This article is about the weapon in the Sands of Time film. You may be looking for the weapon from the The Sands of Time game]].
Sands of Time (Film) Object
Dastan discovers the Sands of Time
Sands of Time (film)
Creator Gods
Origin Alamut
Weapon Info
Wielder(s) Tamina
Special Ability Manipulation of time
Media Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film)

The Sands of Time were a "gift" created by the Gods in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.[1] The function of the Sands of Time is identical to its use in Sands of Time Trilogy.



When the gods intended to destroy mankind for their sins, they created a sandstorm that would wipe them from the face of the Earth. However, when a young girl appealed to their mercy, they reconsidered. Instead of the destroying the sandstorm, they merely stored it within a hollow glass deep beneath the earth.[1]

In conjunction with the sandglass, they created a dagger, the only weapon known to man that could pierce the sandglass. The sandstorm was later known as the "Sands of Time", a "gift" to mankind.[1]

The young girl's family would dedicate their lives to protecting the Sandglass of Time and the subsequent Dagger of Time from those who would abuse its power.[1]

Events of The Sands of Time


According to Tamina, the sandstorm that would become known as the "Sands of Time" was intended to wipe out humanity. The Sands, when inside the Dagger of Time, have the power to manipulate time in any capacity when the button beneath the hilt of the weapon is pressed. How long time can be manipulated by the Dagger is dependent on how much sand is stored within the glass hilt of the weapon.

Speculatively, the gods intention may have not to destroy mankind in the sense that they would be killed, but to erase them from existence. Nizam's intentions with the Dagger support this as he intended to use the Sandglass of Time to to prevent his younger self from saving his brother Sharaman from a tiger attack that would've killed him.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film)

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