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Rhindon
"It is my sword, Rhindon, with it I killed the wolf."
Peter Pevensie [src]


Rhindon was the sword owned by Peter Pevensie when he reigned in Narnia as High King Peter the Magnificent.

It was given to him just before the end of the Long Winter by Father Christmas, along with a Shield.

Description

Rhindon had a gold hilt, and was the perfect weight and size for Peter. With it was given a sheath and a sword-belt.[1]

Biography

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Peter and Maugrim.

The first time that Peter ever used this sword was when the wolf Maugrim attacked his sisters at Aslan's Camp. Peter fought with the wolf, and successfully slayed him.

He later used Rhindon at the Battle of Beruna, and briefly dueled the White Witch Jadis with it.

It is likely that he used this sword during his later battle to drive away the giants from the Northern boundaries of Narnia, and that it was around that time that he named the sword Rhindon.

When King Peter vanished from Narnia, his sword was placed in the Treasure Room of Cair Paravel, and when Peter returned to Narnia 1,303 years later, he found the sword, and again used it during the Narnian Revolution, and during his duel with King Miraz.

Reunited

Tirian and the Seven Friends of Narnia

After the Narnian Revolution, when Peter returned home to his world, he most likely gave his sword to Caspian X, to signify that he was Narnia's next true king, and to ensure the sword would be well protected. What became of it beyond that is unknown, but it is most likely the sword was either destroyed, along with the rest of Narnia, centuries later at the end of days, or went into Aslan's Country with Peter.

When Narnia was destroyed, King Tirian met the Pevensies, Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Polly Plummer and Diggory Kirke. Upon entering Aslan's Country, all the men were holding swords, including Peter, though whether the sword he held was Rhindon or not is unknown.

Adaptation

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In the Disney films, the pommel of the sword is shaped like a golden lion's head, and the red hand grip is bisected by a gold ring. The sword has a silver-coloured blade with gold words engraved on both sides. One side reads:
"When Aslan bares his teeth, winter meets it's death."

The other side states:

"When He Shakes His Mane, We Shall Have Spring Again."

These lines are directly inspired by a prophecy quoted by Mr. Beaver in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

In Prince Caspian, when the Pevensies uncover the treasure chamber at Cair Paravel, shortly after returning to Narnia, Peter is the last to open his treasure chest, in which he recovers Rhindon. At the conclusion of the film, he passes the sword to Caspian as an acknowledgement of Caspian's rightful place as the Narnian King.

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the sword is revealed to have magical properties, and Caspian gives it to Edmund to use towards the end of the film. Rhindon, like the Seven Swords, glows blue.

Trivia

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  • The fact that Rhindon glows blue in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (film) may be a tribute to the friendship of C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, in which the swords of the heroes Frodo and Gandalf, named Glamdring and Sting, glow blue in the presence of Orcs and other evil creatures.

Citations

  1. LWW X

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