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Forum: The Books 06-25-2018, 01:33 PM
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Posted By denethorthefirst
Of course, you are right. Sauron made the prudent...

Of course, you are right. Sauron made the prudent calculation to feign surrender, because he realized that he would probably lose the war. But he "surrendered" on his own, because he calculated that...
Forum: The Books 06-25-2018, 03:04 AM
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Posted By denethorthefirst
Regarding Sauron and Numenor, Tolkien actually...

Regarding Sauron and Numenor, Tolkien actually wrote in a Letter that "Sauron's personal 'surrender' was voluntary and cunning: he got free transport to Númenor! He naturally had the One Ring, and so...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2018, 05:06 AM
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Posted By denethorthefirst
I do not think that there were "evil" Dwarves in...

I do not think that there were "evil" Dwarves in Middle-Earth. We have to remember that the recorded history of Middle-Earth has largely an elvish perspective and from an elven point of view the...
Forum: The Books 05-10-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,804
Posted By denethorthefirst
Yes, i am aware of that. I also read the...

Yes, i am aware of that. I also read the Unfinished Tales. Of course the incarnation is meant to be a sacrifice. Still, the whole suicide mission aspect only makes sense if the Valar promised to...
Forum: The Books 05-10-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By denethorthefirst
Another thing that i find curious: Tolkien wrote...

Another thing that i find curious: Tolkien wrote that the Istari aged, albeit very slowly. When Saruman appeared in Lindon he had black hair but by the time of the War of the Ring it had gone...
Forum: The Books 05-06-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,821
Posted By denethorthefirst
I do not think that Goldberry is an Ainu (or one...

I do not think that Goldberry is an Ainu (or one of the Ealar, for that matter, i.e. a naturally discarnate being), because it is stated that she has a mother (the "River-Woman"). My Head-Canon is...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,953
Posted By denethorthefirst
Yes, quite a bit all over the place :) But let me...

Yes, quite a bit all over the place :) But let me explain.

Tolkien stated in his writings (Osanwe-Kenta, among others if i remember correctly) that Elves have a higher degree of control over...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,953
Posted By denethorthefirst
Beorn is the exception from the rule, he is an...

Beorn is the exception from the rule, he is an enigma like Tom Bombadil. The essentially unexplainable existence of Beorn does not mean that every human in Middle-Earth possessed the ability or the...
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,953
Posted By denethorthefirst
Well, the Numenoreans are supposed to have...

Well, the Numenoreans are supposed to have Airships and Rockets (HOME 9) and a lot of the Silmarillion actually feels a bit like Science-Fiction when you read between the lines ... the decline in...
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,953
Posted By denethorthefirst
Well, one could also interpret the "Lay of...

Well, one could also interpret the "Lay of Leithian" that Thuringwethil wore some kind of elaborate flying apparatus that Luthien then took off her and used for herself ... that would be a somewhat...
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,953
Posted By denethorthefirst
It seems that Thuringwethil was an incarnated...

It seems that Thuringwethil was an incarnated Maia, i.e. she was completely bound to her form/hroa and no longer able to leave or change it. After her "death" Luthien then simply skinned her body...
Forum: The Books 04-28-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,953
Posted By denethorthefirst
It was always my impression that Thuringwethil...

It was always my impression that Thuringwethil was simply a Maia of Melkor, obviously less powerful than the first (Ungoliant, Gothmog, Sauron) or second tier (the Balrogs), maybe on par with the...
Forum: The Books 04-28-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By denethorthefirst
Short Answer: No. The world of Middle-Earth is...

Short Answer: No.
The world of Middle-Earth is entropic, i.e. everything becomes less grand and less powerful over time. This includes not only evil beings like the Umaiar but everyone in Ea, even...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-02-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,621
Posted By denethorthefirst
Sauron was only merely "clothed" until the...

Sauron was only merely "clothed" until the downfall of Numenor in 3119 S.A.. After that he became fully incarnated i.e. he had to construct a new body and was completely tied to that particular form...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-02-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,621
Posted By denethorthefirst
Tolkien writes in the Silmarillion that the Valar...

Tolkien writes in the Silmarillion that the Valar out of curiosity emulated the elves and "clothed" themselves in bodies like them, they even created a language (Valarin), they ate and drank, all...
Forum: The Books 07-31-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,219
Posted By denethorthefirst
The thing with the flies is so silly that...

The thing with the flies is so silly that (together with the talking fox, the Giants and the black swans) I always interpreted them as hobbit folklore. I mean the Lord of the rings is supposed to be...
Forum: The Books 07-27-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,669
Posted By denethorthefirst
Tolkien wrote that the Orcs of Mordor spoke a...

Tolkien wrote that the Orcs of Mordor spoke a "debased" Version of the black speech (the real-world equivalent would probably be the difference between classical latin and vulgar latin). For all we...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-23-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,524
Posted By denethorthefirst
The Witch-King and the rest of the Nazgul are NOT...

The Witch-King and the rest of the Nazgul are NOT dead and they still have a hroa, even though it is not visible to the mortal eye. They are still human. Sauron cannot deny them the gift of Iluvatar.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-23-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,353
Posted By denethorthefirst
In my opinion the Ring is not sentient and has no...

In my opinion the Ring is not sentient and has no will of its own. It is a very powerful object that is somehow tied to its creator or is maybe even a part of him, nothing more, nothing less....
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,715
Posted By denethorthefirst
So what would happen if the Balrog somehow found...

So what would happen if the Balrog somehow found the One Ring? A lot of people seem to assume that the Balrog would naturally go on and try to conquer middle-earth and challenge Sauron. But in my...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,143
Posted By denethorthefirst
It really surprises me how often this question...

It really surprises me how often this question crops up, because to me it makes absolutely no sense. As the others have already mentioned using the eagles isn't exactly subtle. Although eagles are...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,212
Posted By denethorthefirst
I absolutely hated the portrayal of denethor and...

I absolutely hated the portrayal of denethor and gondor in general, it feels like a silly caricature without any depth whatsoever. Minas Tirith is just disappointing, where are the farmlands, the...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,614
Posted By denethorthefirst
But the totalitarianism of Saurons Rule seems to...

But the totalitarianism of Saurons Rule seems to be limited to Mordor: it is clearly a totalitarian, dystopian Dictatorship, but outside of his directly ruled heartland, Saurons rule seems to be a...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,614
Posted By denethorthefirst
Another thought regarding Mordor: I can't really...

Another thought regarding Mordor: I can't really prove it with quotes but I get the distinct impression that Saurons Rule, the "political structure" of his empire in the third age is also "medieval",...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,602
Posted By denethorthefirst
The Balrog defeated the dwarves of Moria who had...

The Balrog defeated the dwarves of Moria who had better weapons and superior organisation, culture, technology, you name it ... Why would the orcs of moria fare better in a fight against the Balrog?...
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