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28-04-05, 19:37
Hey! Any one have a Claddagh Ring?

I think thatīs really great! And the Symbolism of the ring itīs really beutiful!





The heart stands for LOVE

The crown stands for LOYALTY

The two hands stands for FRIENDSHIP

How to wear the Claddagh Ring:

Worn on the right hand and the crown turned inwards: Your heart is yet unoccupied.
Worn on the right hand and the crown turned outwards: Shows a special commitment to someone.
Worn on the left hand and the crown turned outwards: Let our love and friendship reign forever never to be separated.

The hands are there for friendship,
The heart is there for love.
For loyalty throughout the year,
The crown is raised above.

Claddagh Ring in Buffy and Angel:
We all know the Claddagh ring to be a symbol of affection and love between Buffy and Angel. We saw him give it to her on the night of her seventeenth birthday, before declaring he would be leaving for several years. Buffy was devastated but Angel assured her the ring would bind them (and their love) together.

"My people -- before I was changed -- they exchanged this as a sign of devotion. It's a Claddagh ring. The hands represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty... and the heart... Well, you know... Wear it with the heart pointing towards you. It means you belong to somebody. Like this."

As Joss so ambiguously depicted, that night Buffy and Angel slept together for the first time. Something within Angel clicked, he'd experienced complete happiness and satisfaction in his life. Yet unlike the rest of us who feel happy for a few moments then spend the rest of our lives wondering what we we'd felt, Angel KNEW.

He mostly knew because the demon he'd been fighting within had taken over his body.

He ran out screaming into the night, trench flared, his face being covered by unrelenting rain...and cut to commercials. Tune in next week to find out why Angel is in such pain after such a wonderful night.

Next week we find out Angellus has returned and David Boreanaz can actually act 0;)

Cut forward a season or two. Buffy is hanging out with Scott, the cute kid from high school who wanted to ask her out before but was too shy to ask. He gives her a "friendship ring" which of course turns out to be a Claddagh. Buffy wigs, he wigs, its a big wiggy thing and you just *know* this relationship is not going to last.

Fast forward another season. Angel has been gone, Buffy is ready to move on. She visits the mansion, apparently imagining all the events from the past year. As she looks at the chains on the wall, the barren floor, the fireplace, everything that is now empty, she reneges her hold on Angel's heart.

She drops the ring which had symbolized so much on the ground and leaves.

As she leaves, some sort of portal opens and Angel is dropped on the ground, naked, shivering and crying. Cut to commercials.

We are never told, although I believe, that Buffy's ring was what summoned Angel from hell. Apparently he'd been there for hundreds of years, suffering and forgetting life, then had been deposited back in our reality. As countless soaps have taught us, only love has the power to do that.

28-04-05, 20:14

28-04-05, 21:57
Hey Sin, I see you are a big Buffy fan. I started watching the show a few weeks ago and can't figure out that thing with Buffy and Angel. Could you explain some of it to me if it's not too long a story?
How did they meet? How did he become a GOOD VAMPIRE and how does that work?
You said that they made love before he was summoned from hell, where he had been for hundreds of years. So, is Buffy immortal too?
I'm confused.

28-04-05, 22:34
Lady Alexa http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Angel was cursed by the gypsies and given a soul. Thats why he's good. Sunnydale is on the edge of the hellmouth, Angel is hanging around to help the new slayer (I think it's the first episode "welcome to the Hellmouth"). He has no idea who she is. He follows her, she attacks him,
he gives her a cross (wrapped). Thats how they meet.Buffy isn't imortal but does die later in the series and is brought back to life by Willow.
Don't want to give away too much of the story as you haven't seen it. Its good - keep watching! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

(Sin forgot to mention, Buffy actually kills Angellus a few episodes earlier. Thats where he was comming back from.)

[ 28. April 2005, 23:48: Message edited by: DREWY ]

29-04-05, 11:44
Buffy Rocks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

29-04-05, 13:55
Ok Lady Alexa, iīm going to let go here, the dtory of angel and buffy.

Angel Story


Angel was born in 1727 to a moderately wealthy family in Galway, Ireland under the birth name Liam. His father was extremely strict, which led Liam to become a ne'er-do-well layabout out of rebellion. In 1753, at the age of 26, a heated dispute with his father caused Liam to renounce his family and leave home.

It didn't take long for a mate-seeking vampire named Darla to discover Liam in an impressive drunken brawl at a pub. When she first approached him, he was on his way to steal silver from his father to spend on a woman. Liam found himself easily seduced by the entrancing Darla.

With her bite, he was granted eternal life as a vampire and sired into the historied lineage of The Order Of Aurelius. The patriarch of this "family," the Master, is one of the most powerful vampires of the past millennium. The Master originally sired Darla when he discovered her in North America's Virginia Colony in 1608, dying from the syphilis she no doubt acquired through her profession as a prostitute.

Liam's body was laid to rest by his family, and was resurrected the night after his funeral. Waiting patiently by the tombstone for her new mate was Darla. Liam's first kill came moments after clawing his way out of the earth, when he supped on the blood of a terrified graveyard caretaker.

Wasting no time getting his bearings, Liam headed straight to his family's home, with Darla in tow. His next victim was his younger sister Cathy, who thought he had returned as an "angel." He then made short work of his parents, taking pleasure in their demise. But, as Darla was quick to point out, the memory of his father's disapproval would haunt him forever.

For the next several years Liam, now known as Angelus, "the one with the angelic face," maimed and murdered everyone he had ever known and cared for. With his lover Darla, he cut a swath of destruction through South Wales and Northern Ireland. In 1760, Darla decided it was time for Angelus to meet his grandsire, the Master.

Upon entering the Master's lair beneath the streets of London, Angelus took an instant disliking to the intimidating vampire. Showing a dangerously ****y level of disrespect, Angelus insulted the Master and gave Darla the invitation to continue living with him in the open air, rather than dwelling with her sire in a dank subterranean fortress. For the second time in his life he renounced his "family," and was lucky enough to have the Master permit his freedom out of respect.

The two lovers continued their violent conquest of Europe, tearing through Italy, but finally finding resistance in France. In 1765, a cunning vampire hunter named Holtz pursued them across the French countryside with a hostile mob as his army. When the weary vampires found their barn hideout surrounded, Darla stole their only horse and left Angelus to be slain. As an afterthought, she instructed him to meet her in Vienna someday if he made it past Holtz' militia.

For the latter part of the 1700's, Angelus became even more brutal and twisted in his barbarous onslaught. He took to carving a Christian cross in the left cheek of his victims as a gruesome trademark of his attacks. It was during this period that he sired a man named Penn, who emulated his creator and turned up in modern day Los Angeles as "The Pope Killer."

By 1860, Angelus had returned to England with Darla at his side once again. It was there that she introduced Angelus to Drusilla, an innocent young woman who was gifted with the ability to see the future. Angelus decided to make Drusilla his special toy and began to ruthlessly dismantle her sanity. He posed as a priest and told the naïve young lass that her visions were the work of Satan, from whom she was spawned, and there was no hope for her soul but to give in to evil and fulfill the Lord's prophecy. He then went to her home and slaughtered her entire family in front of her.

Drusilla was able to escape to a convent on the countryside where she would attempt to become a nun to help cleanse her soul of the horrors she had experienced. But Angelus caught up to her and, on the day she was to take the veil, he descended upon the convent and massacred every last nun. Afterwards, he made love to Darla in front of the quivering, now-insane Drusilla and then sired his conquest into vampiredom.

The three savage vamps traveled to Budapest, among other regions, and in 1880 found themselves back in England butchering mortals in the streets of London. By this time, Drusilla began to thirst for the intimate companionship that Darla and Angelus had and so decided to find a man to share eternity with. Her quest ended quickly when she spotted a skinny, insecure poet named William. Drusilla sired the easily-seduced outcast, and he was resurrected as the vampire known today as Spike.

After becoming well acquainted with each other, Angelus, Darla, Drusilla and Spike set up camp in Yorkshire, where they hunted as a disciplined pack. Although they were experiencing blood-drenched prosperity under the leadership of Angelus, Spike's brazen attempt at gaining notoriety drew too much attention to the crafty predators, and they were forced to move on.

By 1898, Angelus, Darla, Spike and Drusilla had brought their whirlwind of slaughter to Borsa, Romania. It was on a fateful night during that year that Darla gave Angelus a young Gypsy girl to kill for his birthday. The girl turned out to be the favorite daughter of a Romany tribe called the Kalderash clan. The enraged tribe elders put a vengeance curse on Angelus, which restored his soul and forced him to live in anguish over the acts he had committed as a vampire. Darla, Drusilla and Spike attacked the Gypsy camp and slaughtered the entire tribe to avenge their fallen leader, but the damage had already been done. Upon regaining his humanity, Angelus deserted his comrades and attempted to redefine himself.

Although Angelus' thirst for butchery had been extinguished, his love for Darla had not. In 1900, he tracked her down in China, where she was feeding on townspeople with Spike and Drusilla during the Boxer Rebellion. In an attempt to win her back, Angelus hid the fact that he could no longer kill the innocent and faked his bloodlust to appease his lover. On the night that Spike killed a masterful Slayer in an abandoned temple, the reunited pack decided to leave China to seek victims in other parts of the world.

It didn't take long for Darla to expose Angelus' faįade. She could tell that he had been killing vermin to satisfy his necessity for blood, and she realized that the few humans he killed in front of her were miscreants like murderers and rapists. Darla finally tested Angelus by bringing him a human baby, the personification of innocence and virtue. As Darla waited for her lover to feed on the infant, Angelus scooped up the child, jumped through the window, and left her for good.

During the 1910's, Angelus moved to America and changed his name to Angel in an attempt to further remove himself from his past. While repenting for the acts he had committed as a vampire, he developed an aversion towards other vampires and lived like a transient, feeding on rats for nourishment. In the 1920's, Angel was living in Juarez when a barbaric demon named Boone took offense to the brooding outcast. The two warriors engaged in a brutal fight over a girl that lasted three and a half hours and ended without a victor. Boone was left with a bitter grudge against Angel that would not be settled until more than 75 years later.

By 1952, Angel had taken residence at the Hyperion Hotel in Los Angeles. The human inhabitants were intimidated by his fierce demeanor and avoided him at all costs. During his stay, a Thesulac demon, which feeds on paranoia, turned the hotel residents into a bloodthirsty mob. The horde turned its wrath on Angel and was able to overpower the vampire and hang him from a rafter. Angel, still very much alive, waited for the mob to lose interest and wander off before he climbed down. He indignantly left the Hyperion and its inhabitants at the mercy of the Thesulac demon.

Angel later left Los Angeles and aimlessly roamed across America until, consumed by self-pity, he hit rock bottom and began living in an alleyway in New York. But in 1996 his life was changed when he met a street-wise demon named Whistler. The Powers That Be, a force for good and order in the universe, sent Whistler to guide Angel on a path to redemption. The slick-tongued demon convinced Angel to help a Vampire Slayer named Buffy fight the forces of evil in California.

Angel first laid eyes on Buffy in Los Angeles and followed her to Sunnydale when she and her mother moved. In 1997, he began to help the slayer by delivering cryptic advice about demonic activity. One night, when Buffy was attacked by vampires outside of the Bronze, the local hangout, Angel saved her and Buffy invited him over to sleep in her room. The two began to sense a mutual attraction and when Buffy returned home from school the next day they shared a passionate kiss. But before they could revel in the afterglow, Angel's vampire face came out and he dejectedly ran away.

As both Buffy and Angel began to consider the consequences of their ironic attraction, Darla showed up in Sunnydale with the goal of winning her "Darling Boy" back. The cunning Darla made it look like Angel had attacked Buffy's mother, which quickly pit the slayer against her soulmate. Angel wasn't able to convince Buffy of the truth until he destroyed his past by slaying Darla at the Bronze. Although Buffy could accept the fact that Angel was no longer evil, the two of them decided that their poetic relationship could never work. As they kissed one last time, the cross Buffy wore around her neck burned an imprint onto Angel's chest, leaving a permanent memento of their love.

Although the forces of good and evil separated Buffy and Angel, fate brought them back together. As they became deeply enamored with one another, they decided to consummate their love on Buffy's 17th birthday. What they didn't know was that the Romany curse was predicated on Angel remaining tortured. Upon experiencing a moment of true happiness, the curse was lifted and his soul removed once again.

Angel quickly became the scourge of Sunnydale and did everything in his power to torture Buffy. After killing one of Buffy's allies and nearly claiming her other friends, Willow was able to re-cast the Romany spell and return Angel's soul to him for the second time. But fate again made a radical turn and, moments after he regained his soul, Buffy was forced to impale Angel to seal the gateway to hell he had opened. Angel was returned a few months later, but he had spent the equivalent of over 100 years being tortured in hell. In time, he was able to recover his sanity, but his psyche would never fully heal. He knew that as long as he remained a vampire, his relationship with Buffy would never work, so he left Sunnydale to find a new life in Los Angeles. . . .

P.S. This is the episode when Buffy makes love for the first time with Angel! http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/indetail/surprise/index.shtml
Itīs in next episode that Angel have the truth moment of Hapiness, and loses his Soul.

30-04-05, 00:38
Wow, thanks Sin!
I enjoyed reading this. And thanks for the link.

I didn't know Angel was such a menace. And he's such a cute guy. He has a realy sad story though.

The next episode is tommorow, I'm making a note right now not to miss it.

01-05-05, 11:48
You donīt have to say thanks Lady Alexa. If you need something just tell me!
And how the episode of buffy?

01-05-05, 13:05
I got an actual 'Buffy' claddagh ring from Argos Christmas 2003, but it has now gone bronze and turned my finger blue. *feel the love* XD! Sadly, I have not yet got to the point where I can turn it around. I'm single and lonely... :(

01-05-05, 13:25
Yes I wear one. It's an Irish ring. I wear it on my right hand with the crown inward. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


[ 01. May 2005, 14:30: Message edited by: THORN ]

01-05-05, 20:56
Well, I've watched the 'love making' episode yesterday. Even though I now know what's going to happen, I still can't wait for the next one.

Hmmm, all those unoccupied hearts...

04-05-05, 13:16
Thatīs really one of my favourits episodes Lady Alexa!

04-05-05, 14:01
So you have watched the whole series already?
Does that mean they are not making more episodes?
How many more are there?

04-05-05, 16:01
Yes...buffy is over. :-( *cries* Actually, I DID cry on the last episode...it was so sad! Forget Angel, Buffy and Spike are made for each other!!!

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04-05-05, 22:07
I suppose you were not serious about Buffy and Spike.
Don't tell me, I don't wanna know how it ends.

04-05-05, 23:15
Buffy lost something for me once they left Sunnydale High. (not that they had much choice).
The first four series were the best. The last three sort of tapered off. (Altough the musical rocked)

05-05-05, 07:00
Hmm...oops about spike and buffy. o.O No, no...I was lying....*looks unconvincingly* Sure. I liked all the series of Buffy but I'll have to agree with ya, series one to three had sommat special. They were all happy and schooly....then come end of season two, Angel gets killed, Buffy goes off the rails and everything goes sad. :(

05-05-05, 10:05
hey its a tomb raider forum!!! lol but i love buffy too...

hey, in one picture of lara croft from tr5 shes wearing gold claddagh ring! anyone notice that?

a random point: if a movie of AOD would be made i think Angel (david Boreanaz) should be kurtis!!

05-05-05, 13:37
posted by godoflight :

hey its a tomb raider forum!!! lol but i love buffy too...

hey, in one picture of lara croft from tr5 shes wearing gold claddagh ring! anyone notice that?

a random point: if a movie of AOD would be made i think Angel (david Boreanaz) should be kurtis!!
I didnīt knew that foto of lara with the ring!
And Yes! Iīm with you! David Boreanaz should be Kurtis!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

11-05-05, 14:07
how was the episode of this week LAdy Alexa?

11-05-05, 16:55
I'm a huge Buffy fan! I am a huge Buffy/Spike shipper. I don't see the big deal about Buffy and Angel to be honest. They were in love. She killed him. He came back. It was never the same again and he knew it. He left. Her relationship with Riley didn't turn out right because of her issues with trust. Her relationship with Spike progressed so far over six years. Their burning hands in the last episode was so beautiful, and when they just held each other in Touched... Wow.
Theirs is a love which is built upon trust. A lot of people think Buffy will run back into Angel's arms. They're wrong. Andrew told us that Buffy no longer trusts Angel since he became head of Wolfram and Hart. Without trust there is no love.
Oh, and in my opinion Season 5 is the best. I cried so much after The Gift.
...Wow, I haven't ranted about that in a long time. :D
Anyways, the ring is beautiful! If I ever find a significant other I will definitely get one :cool:

11-05-05, 21:03
I have to stop reading this thread. I didn't know that Angel and Buffy were not going to be together anymore. I mean, not that I mind it, but I would more like to be surprized.

Poor Angel, I mean the person he was before.

12-05-05, 13:47
oh! itīs in the next episode that Angel is going to have back is soul again! Iīm so exciting to see it!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

like do you know, exist many types of the Claddagh Rings, i found one like those:







12-05-05, 14:28
My little Chav head sister has one, its a shame Buffy dies at the end, i used to watch it everyday for ages when i was at school then go out and get drunk teehee.

12-05-05, 14:46
Lol Sparky!

14-05-05, 10:28
Oh! Finally iīve saw th episode that Angel Has got is soul BAck!!! Itīs really Great!!! I still can't wait for the next one. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

14-05-05, 12:02
I didnt think it was possible, i stopped watching buffy years ago. Its a good show though.