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Gwaihir the Windlord
10-23-2000, 11:01 PM
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This has been discussed to some extent in the Quiz room, but I thought it might be good to bring it up here.
On the Prof's gravestone is inscribed 'Beren Erchamion' and on his wife's 'Luthien the Fair'. If you were to have one of these inscriptions on your barrow, what would it be?

For me:

TURIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA
Hero of Doriath and Brethil

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gamegie
10-24-2000, 03:50 AM
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Re: Tombstone Inscriptions...

Sorry Gwaihir, I might not have got it, why put another ones name on your tombstone? Surely you are not called Turin? Or are you?

<img src=smile.gif ALT=":)">

Mine would be:

IMRAHIL GAMEGIE DE DONAREO
Defender of men

Or should it show something different?

Charming Humble Hobbit</p>

Sharkū
10-24-2000, 04:01 AM
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Re: Tombstone Inscriptions...

A barrow does not have a tombstone; neither do ashes from an incinneration. I'd want one of these two because I would like to be remembered by others for my deeds and achievements, not a piece of carved stone.

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gamegie
10-24-2000, 06:01 AM
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Re: Tombstone Inscriptions...

Sharku, do you mean you would prefer not to have something written above where you would be buried? or what?



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Elendil
10-24-2000, 10:33 AM
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Tombstone inscriptions

I want to be cremated, so I don't want a tombstone. I wouldn't know what they'd have to write on it. Also, I rather remember people in a place that suits the way they lived, than in a graveyard.

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Gwaihir the Windlord
10-24-2000, 10:19 PM
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Re: Tombstone Inscriptions...

And what a bunch of unimaginative no-hopers you are -- saving gamegie's grace -- to not be able to come up with a simple inscription based upon your user name. I should have posted this somewhere else.

BTW thanks gamegie for bringing to my attention that I am Gwaihir, not Turin! So:

<u>Gwaihir the Windlord</u>
Lord of the Eagles of the Hithaeglir during the Third Age, rescuer of the Ringbearer and vital part of the Quest of Mount Doom.


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gamegie
10-25-2000, 05:02 AM
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Re: Tombstone Inscriptions...

Don't get upset Gwaihir........ Maybe they just don't want to have a stone above their grave. And a lack of imagination also.........?

After all I would also not like to be buried and I would like to have my ashes sprinkled out at sea from the Grey Havens Swan-like white boat.

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Elendil
10-25-2000, 11:18 AM
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Tombstone inscriptions

This one is not exactly based on my name, but I really liked it:
Here lies Elendil
Lover of stars

&quot;I will not say: do not weep;
for not all tears are an evil&quot;

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Elendil
10-25-2000, 11:27 AM
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Tombstone inscriptions

Hey, I'm a pile o' bones!

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Hannah Burrows
10-27-2000, 05:11 PM
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Re: Tombstone inscriptions

Here lies Hannah &lt;for the sake of privacy&gt; Burrows:
Star gazer, Fantasy Writer, Silver barer, and Venturer to another World.


" In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit . . . " That's where it all began.</p>

burrahobbit
10-27-2000, 07:00 PM
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Re: Tombstone inscriptions

<center> Here lies Bilbo Baggins</center><center> Blimey, where did he go?</center>

What's a burrahobbit got to do with my pocket, anyways?</p>

Gwaihir the Windlord
10-27-2000, 07:07 PM
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Re: Tombstone Inscriptions...

I like it!

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Hannah Burrows
10-29-2000, 11:51 AM
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Quite Impressive

Very impressive burrahobbit <img src=laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

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NazgulNumber10
07-01-2002, 12:33 PM
I want to be cremated, but i'd have a plaque bearing my name and a message some where in the mountains...
smilies/evil.gif

The Silver-shod Muse
07-01-2002, 12:47 PM
I like what the Mongols do (did?). They placed their dead, unburied, in a wild, empty place that had the right kind of "feng shui" (that's the Chinese term; I don't know the Mongol word for it.) That would be alright for me.

*Varda*
07-01-2002, 01:10 PM
i would have...

**Varda Elentari**
~Queen of the Stars~

Birdland
07-01-2002, 07:22 PM
I love exploring old cemetaries, (grew up by one), and reading the inscriptions. And I think Tolkien's gravestone is very touching.

But if I have a marker, I'll let my next of kin choose what they want on it. After all, it's there for their comfort. I'll be busy doing other things. smilies/biggrin.gif

Evenstar1
07-01-2002, 08:26 PM
Interesting topic!

Okay, I think I'd have something like:

The truth is out there. And
EVENSTAR
just found it!
(Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!) smilies/biggrin.gif

Imperica
07-01-2002, 09:05 PM
DINAMARTH
Silent Doom

The-Elf-Herself
07-02-2002, 08:33 AM
The-Elf-Herself:
Hendocale Palannoleiel
Is Now Dead
She's Gone On To a Better Place
and She's Not Coming Back.

The Silver-shod Muse
07-02-2002, 04:05 PM
and She's Not Coming Back

lol Elf-Herself, good one! smilies/biggrin.gif

[ July 02, 2002: Message edited by: The Silver-shod Muse ]

NazgulNumber10
07-02-2002, 04:44 PM
}~HERE LIES NAZGUL NUMBER TEN~{
BURIED IN A WORLD NOT HIS OWN
TOOK TO THE GRAVE SO MUCH UNKNOWN
AN ODD LIFE NOW COME TO AN END
MISSED DEARLY BY FAMILY AND FRIEND
WISPED AWAY TO A REALM HE FOUND
HIS BODY LIES HERE IN THE GROUND
or something like that
smilies/evil.gif

Bill Ferny
04-26-2003, 05:40 PM
Bill Ferny
He ducked the chuck too late.

Iarwain
04-26-2003, 06:02 PM
heh, this is a funny problem: since i'm "Eldest", no one will be alive to make a tombstone for me. But perhaps I'll make my own.

IARWAIN BEN-ADAR
Eldest in life, final in death,
the wandering minstrel,
ever scorned,
yet always merry.
TOM BOMBADIL

[ April 26, 2003: Message edited by: Iarwain ]

Keneldil the Polka-dot
04-26-2003, 08:27 PM
Keneldil the Polka-Dot
Dead in the ground
This is the place
Where he can be found
Speak soft as you go
And don't muss the grass
He is buried face down
So you can all kiss his.... boots.
smilies/biggrin.gif

Keneldil the Polka-dot
04-26-2003, 08:28 PM
Ah....Bill Ferny. I forgot to add I liked yours best.

[ April 27, 2003: Message edited by: Keneldil the Polka-dot ]

Sophia the Thunder Mistress
04-26-2003, 10:33 PM
Eek, based on my own screen name? I'd much rather have it say something about some Tolkien-ite... there must be one that's appropriate for my personality! Perhaps:

AREDHEL AR-FEINIEL
curiosity killed the cat

or something of the like.

Sophia

Nuranar
04-27-2003, 01:27 PM
Nuranar, Lover of the Sun,
Summoned home by the Son.
Death has been swallowed up in victory!

Or something along those lines. I intended to be buried, and though the lines on my gravestone will probably not be identical, the concept is there. smilies/smile.gif

The Squatter of Amon Rūdh
04-27-2003, 01:49 PM
I'd like something with simple dignity, such as When you're dead some simpering idiot will probably stand over you doing whatever you're about to do.

Actually Tolkien's gravestone doesn't even have 'Beren Erchamion' or 'Lśthien the Fair' in its inscription. It simply has their names and dates, with 'Luthien' (the mason has omitted the accent) beneath Edith Tolkien's name and 'Beren' under John Ronald's.

lore_master
04-27-2003, 02:46 PM
*Nikoali Anton Vitus Eomer Arthas witford*
lore master of the world of men
ERIN GOA BRAUGH
Siyqan Mnay Koaloan Nikoali
(Here Lies Beloved Nikoali)

Vardamar
04-28-2003, 07:08 AM
Sorry but I cant resist ....What do you want on your Tombstone...

Sausage and pepperoni

Noxomanus
04-28-2003, 09:10 AM
Noxomanus

Others have feared the Hand of the Night,
But now the Hand has been picked up himself.

Galadrie1
04-28-2003, 03:37 PM
Well, after spending 10 minutes trying to come up with a suitable haiku for my tombstone, I've decided on the following:

Galadrie1
She wasn't a poet,
And boy did she know it.
Now she's dead and gone,
So we wish her "So long!"
(See, I told you she wasn't a poet)

Talon Stormcrow
04-28-2003, 05:14 PM
Talon Stormcrow

Born under the Stars of the Honored
Daughter of the Forgotton Kings
Defender of the Free Peoples
Died under the Shadow of the Unnamed

But I might want to be cremated instead of buried too.

Daisy Brambleburr
05-03-2003, 07:21 AM
Okay, here's mine.

Here lies a pretty Daisy,
she sleeps under the hill.
I don't mean to be fussy, but,
I told you I was ill.

LOL! smilies/tongue.gif

Scott
05-06-2003, 03:56 PM
I searched for the meaning of life,
All that I found was death.
(Sorry guys, a bit too bitter to be cheery today... girl problems... maybe I'll just be a priest and not have to worry about them anymore... I'm sure my fellow brothers could come up with something awful witty smilies/smile.gif)

the witch king
05-07-2003, 02:39 PM
I think something like this:

Here lies:

The Witch King,
Lord of Morgul,
Black Captain,
King of Angmar,
Nazgul Lord,
Murezor
Spear in the hand of Sauron,
I went back to the abyss prepared for me!

Faenaduial
05-09-2003, 01:50 PM
After all I would also not like to be buried and I would like to have my ashes sprinkled out at sea from the Grey Havens Swan-like white boat.

I agree. However if I had a tombstone it should read:

Faenaduial
Her spirit dances and sings
Forever beneath the beech trees

Lady Alasse
05-09-2003, 03:32 PM
Hmm lets see.... This is much harder than it looks.

Lady Alasse
Departed middle-earth *date of death*

Ahh can't think of anything else. Once I think of something I'll edit this post.

GlingleglingleglingleFairy
05-10-2003, 02:26 AM
Well, when I die I plan on being mummified, in a huge pyramid bigger than any so far. I won't, then, have a tombstone as such, but I'll have something written in letters only readable from the air. This will say, "So long, and thanks for all the fish," and "Day shall come again".

vanwalossien
05-11-2003, 04:03 AM
So long, and thanks for all the fish *giggles* Are you a dolphin then? I wouldn't mind having a planet made by Slartibartfast in memory of me (he did win an award for designing my country, he's good), but if I only get a tombstone, I like this poem from RotK: Though here at journey's end I lie
in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high,
beyond all mountains steep,
above all shadows rides the Sun
and Stars forever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done,
nor bid the Stars farewell

[ May 11, 2003: Message edited by: vanwalossien ]

Tinuviel the Nightingale
05-11-2003, 05:32 AM
Some of these tomb stones have been very humerous, and it would be nice if you can make people laugh even when you're gone. Once I think up a funny inscription, I'll post it.