[Sca-cooks] ceremonies, was Gunthar's reception.....
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Wed Feb 13 05:34:02 PST 2008
In Welsh, Arthur's spear (or lance, since it is used in jousting) is
Rhongomynad, later Rhongwenna, and shortened to Ron. I suspect, but don't
know, that the word means rowan and relates the weapon to the hard, dense
wood from which it is made.
> Little bit of trivia here- recently was re-reading Geoffery of
> Monmouth's _History of the Kings of Britain_. There's a long section
> on Arthur, of course, and just about died when I found that Arthur
> had a favorite spear... named 'Ron'. 'Ron'??? Not 'Ronald', just
> 'Ron'. (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!)
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