The legend of Hexxus tells the story of a sorceress, who stole the secrets of magic from the Gods, and hid the magic in a sword. The result was that the sword had the power to project multiple elements:
From the Elves came earth, from the Greeks came wind, from the Aztecs came fire, and from Atlantis came water. But she did not stop there. She stole lightning from the Norse, and ice from the Hindu. Finally, she was able to steal one more. The final power, was the power of chaos from the Egyptians... and this is where the sword changed from good, to evil.