At Dawn We Ride

At Dawn We Ride

Updated Sep 03, 2014 at 03:55PM EDT by Don.

Added Sep 03, 2014 at 03:09PM EDT by Don.

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“At Dawn We Ride”, sometimes written “We Ride at Dawn”, is a battle cry used to caption image macros featuring photos of people and animals wearing armor or riding various mounts.


According to the movie quote database Subzin, the quote “We ride at dawn” is spoken at 1:12:09 in the 1981 film Clash of the Titans. In the 2003 fantasy film "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the character Aragorn utters the phrase “We have till dawn, then we must ride” when speaking to the King Theoden about aiding the kingdom of Gondor against attackers. On April 29th, 2010, a “Horsegirl of the Apocalypse”: image macro was highlighted on the Internet humor site Sad and Useless,[3] which featured the captioned “We ride.. / at dawn” (shown below).


On November 18th, 2011, the Internet humor site Dorkly[2] published a Skyrim webcomic titled “The Glorious Life of a Skyrim Companion,” in which the game’s protagonist informs his housecarl “at dawn, we ride” (shown below).

On April 4th, 2012, Redditor Arx0s submitted a photograph of a cat riding a chicken titled “We Ride at Dawn!” to the /r/aww[4] subreddit, garnering upwards of 1,400 votes (94% upvoted) before it was archived (shown below, left). On April 6th, Redditor chiburaska submitted a photograph titled “At Dawn We Ride!,” featuring gummy bears and a gummy worm depicting a scene from the Dune science fiction franchise (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 1,500 votes (95% upvoted) on the /r/funny subreddit.[1]

On August 28th, 2014, the Cheezburger site Memebase[5] highlighted a demotivational poster featuring a photograph of a man wearing a turban while riding a mini horse (shown below).

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