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When I first got Lydia I immediately equipped her with the Axe of Whiterun. Since the axe is enchanted, when it glowed in her hand I thought nothing of it. I've recently given her an un-enchanted warhammer that out dps's the Axe of Whiterun. No biggy. Except the warhammer also glows in her hands. The glow is colored red, if that matters.

Lydia has no enchanted gear on her at all. Her weapon glows when she wields it. Why?

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Might be a bug.. when you take it from her and equip it yourself, does it still glow? – Shadow Wizard Feb 12 '12 at 8:30
never tried that, ill give it a go. i should mention that her bow (also unenchanted) glows too. – Ender Feb 12 '12 at 11:20
Maybe she is under some spell effect - did you cast something on her? Maybe used the console at some point? – Shadow Wizard Feb 12 '12 at 11:50
I have never cast a spell on Lydia, not even a healing one. And I'm playing on the Xbox360 so the console is also a dead end. Wierd isnt it? – Ender Feb 13 '12 at 0:50
Weird indeed, no doubt. Did you do the College quests? They involve lots of magic. :) – Shadow Wizard Feb 13 '12 at 7:12

Perhaps this is happening due to an enchanted item she is holding (necklace, ring, or something of the sort).

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Wouldn't that make her glow but not her weapon glow? – SevenSidedDie May 13 '13 at 18:46

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