Darth Vader's helmet is hidden on the Washington National CathedralCyriaque Lamar3/30/12 5:15pmFiled to: Star WarsDarth VaderTopFbsecret historyArchitectureMad urbanismWashington DCCathedralsshutterstock322EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkHigh atop the Washington National Cathedral sits a Sith Lord, his menacing visage exiled there by the whims of a child. And, technically, National Geographic. Yes, the helmet of Darth Vader adorns the northwestern tower of the National Cathedral. It's a weird story and not Star Wars canon whatsoever.It was only last week that we examined Darth Vader's Judaic roots. We've also noted the Predator's Buddhist leanings, but that's neither here nor there. Now we have Anakin Skywalker's fearsome bust plastered on an Episcopalian cathedral as a rainwater-deflecting grotesque. (If he were a gargoyle, rain would pour out of his respirator.)ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.