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Saturday, April 17

How Angmar Got His Name

We’re a geeky family, we are. In fact, we start the geeky indoctrination from day one.
geekynewborn {This was in the hospital. We hadn’t even brought Lucy home yet and Daddy was already reading The Lord of the Rings to her.}
So, it really shouldn’t come as any surprise that Adam has always known that if he ever owned a white car he’d call it Shadowfax. And just to help out you non-geeky types I’ll tell you who Shadowfax is. Shadowfax is the lord of horses. He makes his first appearance in The Two Towers. He’s the big, beautiful white horse that Gandalf rides {see clip below}.
{This was the best clip I could find.}
Well, we have one car. We bought it several years ago. And it’s not white. It’s black. So “Shadowfax” was out. “But,” we thought, “maybe we could stick with the whole ‘Middle Earth Horses theme.’” Problem is, there are no named, black horses in the LotR. Though, there are plenty of nameless, black horses…
lotr_movie_ringwraiths {image from Swashbuckler332}
Yup, these bad guys, known as Ringwraiths, Nazgûl, Black Riders, Dark Riders, the Nine, The Backstreet Boys, etc. have some mean-looking black mounts. And the baddest of these bad guys is this fellow right here:
witchking {image from Tolkien Forums}
The Witch-king of Angmar! *dramatic music goes here*
Do not piss this guy off. He will stab you. He will stab you with a Morgul-blade. You do not mess with the Witch-king of Angmar.
And since this dude rides a black horse, and we don’t know what his horse’s name* is, we used part of the dude’s “name” instead. And thus, our car was named Angmar.
But, just FYI, Angmar won’t stab you. He might pee coolant on you. But he won’t stab you.
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*He probably would have named him a nice, friendly name like ‘Bill’ if somebody hadn’t already taken that name. I’m looking at you Samwise Gamgee!

5 Stubborn Stains:

VM Sehy Photography said...

Love the picture of your husband and daughter. I named my first car Niki Raven something or another after a bunch of my favorite characters from soap operas. I don't think we've named a car since. My husband wouldn't stand for it.

Kristine said...

I love that you named your first car after Lord of the Rings. I need to get lost in the books again soon, I've read so many times. The copy your husband has looks well worn too.

Desiree Fawn said...

<33333 nerds unite!

ModernMom said...

You are a riot and I am your newest Canadian follower:)

KK said...

You guys are too funny!

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