In the West, the sword is linked with the male, spring and war as opposed to the torch whiich is linked with the autumn, peace and and often with the female.
Mithras carries a
sword in his right hand (on our left) and a torch in his left hand (on our rfght).
In the Christian equivalent the
man with the sword becomes Saint Paul. The man with the book and the keys becomes Saint Peter.
In the regal tradition, the king carries a sword as a symbol of war and a sceptre as a symbol of peace. Sword ca cha ja jha nya
Sword St. John the Baptist