Friday, 24 October 2014

Mithril

The list of boats with Tolkien-themed names continues to grow. Recently we encountered NB Mithril.

Mithril, in case you don't remember, is a wondrous metal, resembling silver, stronger than steel, much lighter than both and, by the time of the settings of Tolkien's stories, unimaginably valuable. Bilbo was presented with a chain-mail shirt made of it, retrieved from the dragon Smaug's hoard. Later he gave it to Frodo, and it saved his life on several occasions.

I reckon this an excellent name for a treasured boat and it is gladly added to my list, which now reads:

Arwen Evenstar
Aragorn
Bilbo Baggins
Brandywine
Earls of Rohan
Galadriel
Gandalf
Goldberry
Hobbit
Lóthlórien
Many Meetings
Mithril
Rivendell
Shadowfax
Silmaril
Smaug
Strider
There and Back Again
Thorin

That's nineteen! Any further contributions to get it into the twenties will be most welcome.

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