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Barrel Rider
02-10-2001, 07:43 PM
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the grey havens was a sea port, but when everybody left on the boats Where did they go. Im not to sure but i think it is left to inturprit your self and there is no ral answer. is this true or did they go somewhere else?

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enep
02-10-2001, 08:26 PM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Across the Sea

They went across the wide oceans to Eressea and Valinor, the havens of the Maiar/Valar etc. along with the High Elves of the West. It's the Elves sanctuary from the World/ME, a sacred realm sort of. <img src=smile.gif ALT=":)">

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Zoe
02-10-2001, 08:29 PM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Re: Across the Sea

If you want to know more about Valinor, read The Silmarillion. It's hard-going at first, but it's incredibly interesting once you get into it.

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Mhoram
04-07-2001, 11:14 PM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Eressea and Valinor

could someone reference where it is stated that the Eldar/Ringbears/Istari etc.. go to Eressea AND Valinor and not one or the other? I know that from Legolas' poem in 'The Field of Cormallen' he atleast assumes that he will go to Eressea and it seems (though i unfortunately can't site a reference) that Galadriel is permitted to return to Valinor after the end of the Third Age. So, those who returned either A)Got to go to either one or B)Had to go to a specific one(perhaps not the same one for everybody). Can anyone offer reference to clarify?

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Orald
04-08-2001, 03:37 AM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Re: Eressea and Valinor

I thought it was at the end of LotR, but I haven't read it in a few years. Actually I haven't eve read through Sil completely in a few months and everything becomes hazy to me at that point. So if it isn't at the end of the Silm. or LotR then I am sure it could be found somewhere in HoME, no exact reference though, sorry. Perhaps another may enlighten you.

Thus even as Eru spoke to us shall beauty not before conceived be brought into E, and evil be good to have been.</p>

lindil
04-08-2001, 04:28 AM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Re: Eressea and Valinor

I have no hard references for you.
I do recently recall reading something to the effect of 'and they would be permitted to return to Tol Erresea and if they wished even to Valinor beyond.

Not letting the Noldor return to their kin in Tirion would be rather cruelas they could see the City [was the gap completly closed?]
Well any way I primarily posted to say I think this is Mithadan's area of expertise.
If I find anything I will certainly post.
great query, and welcome to the Downs Barrel Rider and Mhoram !





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Mithadan
04-10-2001, 08:34 PM
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Re: Eressea and Valinor

Sorry to take so long Mhoram. This is one of the &quot;quiet&quot; unclear areas (unlike Bombadil and Balrog wings). Its not clear whether the Noldorin rebels or those who declined the summons could go farther than Eressea. It does appear that they lived there rather than in Aman. The Sil. says something like &quot;from whence they could even come to Valinor&quot; in the concluding pages where the return of the exiles is discussed. But does this really make sense? Finrod, who dies in Middle Earth, gets to live in Valinor with his father Finarfin while his sister Galadriel who does not die in Middle Earth cannot live in Valinor? Thoughts anyone?

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lindil
04-11-2001, 07:33 AM
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Re: Eressea and Valinor

I do not have my road goes ever on handy [ on loan] but I can offhand only think of the references just cited. Certianly it would get a little crowded I would think.


I just found this in the 1971 Letter 325

I do not think it really clears anything up though :<blockquote>Quote:<hr> The 'immortals ' who were permitted to leave Middle-Earth and see Aman- the undying lands of Valinor and Eressea, an islandassigned to the Eldar - set sail on ships specially made and hallowed for this voyage...As for Frodo or other mortals , they could dwell in Aman only for a short time.

<hr></blockquote> Ital. authors.

JRRT also puts forward idea's seeming to disregard the Myth's Transformed cosmology, and at a very late date.



The entire letter is very much worth reading . There were numerous other references to Aman in the index but that was chronos would allow for.

Lindil is oft found on posting on the Silmarillion Project at the Barrowdowns and working on a new Elven/Christian discussion board<a href="http://beta.ezboard.com/bosanwekenta" >Osanwe-Kenta</a> 'The dwindling Men of the West would often sit up late into the night, and awaken early before dawn- exchanging lore and wisdom such as they possessed , so that they should not fall back into the mean and low estate of those , who never knew or more sadly still, had indeed rebelled against the Light.' </p>

Orald
04-11-2001, 02:22 PM
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Re: Eressea and Valinor

Well it looks like that shoots Mith's fanfic right down. heheh

Thus even as Eru spoke to us shall beauty not before conceived be brought into E, and evil be good to have been.</p>

lindil
04-11-2001, 08:59 PM
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?

My reading is that it left a vague situation even vaguer. But i am rather bleary-eyed at the moment.


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Mithadan
04-12-2001, 05:40 AM
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Re: ?

Durelen, why does any of this &quot;shoot down&quot; my fanfic? What I write is not inconsistent with any of this.

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Orald
04-12-2001, 10:35 AM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Re: The grey havens?

The first time I read lindil's quote 'only' went with Aman, rather than 'a short time'. Both 'in Aman' and 'for a short time' being prepositional phrases can be a little confusing. I read it like 'they could dwell only in Aman for a short time'. But now I see that it should be 'they could dwell in Aman for only a short time.

Thus even as Eru spoke to us shall beauty not before conceived be brought into E, and evil be good to have been.</p>

Pengolodh
04-16-2001, 11:41 AM
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<img src="http://www.barrowdowns.com/images/posticons/onering.jpg" align=absmiddle> Re: The grey havens?

Early Silmarillion tales, found in Shaping of Middle-earth do state that the Island of Tol Eressea was almost depopulated in the First Age, but got populated again after the War of Wrath. It also notes that the returning Eldar were in fact not allowed to return to Valinor, but lived in Tol Eressea, upon which were built several cities, not just Avallone.

Cheers

"In those days the Noldor still roamed the Hither Lands, Mightiest among the Children of Iluvatar, fair and tall and their beautiful voices were still heard by mere mortals"</p>

Mhoram
04-08-2002, 10:18 PM
could someone reference where it is stated that the Eldar/Ringbears/Istari etc.. go to Eressea AND Valinor and not one or the other? I know that from Legolas' poem in 'The Field of Cormallen' he atleast assumes that he will go to Eressea and it seems (though i unfortunately can't site a reference) that Galadriel is permitted to return to Valinor after the end of the Third Age. So, those who returned either A)Got to go to either one or B)Had to go to a specific one(perhaps not the same one for everybody). Can anyone offer reference to clarify?

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Aralaithiel
04-09-2002, 02:48 PM
Awwwww! Mhoram! You've brought tears to the High Queen of the Eldar's eyes! That is soooo touching! smilies/frown.gif
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