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Forum: The Books 09-07-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,208
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand Lalaith: Where and when was the article published?

Lalaith: Where and when was the article published?
Forum: The Books 03-31-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,426
Posted By Maerbenn
Silmaril The third (1966) edition of The Hobbit that did...

The third (1966) edition of The Hobbit that did come out has the Wood-elves lingering ‘in the twilight of our Sun and Moon’ while the Light-elves, Deep-elves and Sea-elves are living for ages in...
Forum: The Books 02-09-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,859
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up Is that certain? How do you come to that...

Is that certain? How do you come to that conclusion?So all Númenórean ‘magic’ was done by members of the Line of Elros? I suppose that idea could work, barely. ;)

I suspect that Tolkien (in the...
Forum: The Books 02-05-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,859
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up So you do not agree with Saulotus’ speculation...

So you do not agree with Saulotus’ speculation that even Gandalf used the Melkorian element (within his body) when practising magic? Is it only the ‘bad’ guys who use it? If so, do the ‘good’ guys...
Forum: The Books 02-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,859
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up Questions about magic

Some questions arising from this thread (mainly its first post):

Does all magic (or the 'power' needed for it) in Middle-earth (or even Eä) derive from the Melkorian element in matter? In other...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2006, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,234
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up I posted a good quote on this here...

I posted a good quote on this here (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=18949#post18949).
Forum: The Books 02-11-2006, 07:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,249
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand The BBC interview was first broadcast in January...

The BBC interview was first broadcast in January 1971.
Forum: The Books 02-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up There is a lot on the Themes in Morgoth's Ring....

There is a lot on the Themes in Morgoth's Ring. From Author's Note 1 to the Commentary on the Athrabeth: The passage is annotated by Christopher Tolkien, and the note reads:
Forum: The Books 01-22-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up I know of these: Beowulf & Grendel...

I know of these:

Beowulf & Grendel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402057/)
Beowulf (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/)
Beowulf: Prince of the Geats (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455348/)
Forum: The Books 12-23-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand According to the maps J.R.R. Tolkien himself...

According to the maps J.R.R. Tolkien himself drew, and reproduced in The Treason of Isengard and The War of the Ring, there were at least four other passes.
Two passes were located in the Ered...
Forum: The Books 12-20-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Maerbenn
The Eye Origin of Carn Dûm

What is your source for this statement?
Forum: The Books 12-11-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,832
Posted By Maerbenn
Boots Tolkien’s comment about Tom Bombadil being an...

Tolkien’s comment about Tom Bombadil being an enigma (The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, no. 144) could also be interpreted to mean that he was an enigma to other inhabitants of Middle-earth, but perhaps...
Forum: The Books 11-04-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,099
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up “[Q] úmea evil” can be found under the entry for...

“[Q] úmea evil” can be found under the entry for ugu- and UMU- in ‘The Etymologies’ published in HoMe V: The Lost Road and Other Writings.
Forum: The Books 08-22-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,830
Posted By Maerbenn
Dark-Eye Tolkien wrote in the essay ‘Notes on motives in...

Tolkien wrote in the essay ‘Notes on motives in the Silmarillion’ (published in HoMe X: Morgoth’s Ring) that Morgoth was “a tyrant of ogre-size” when Thangorodrim was broken.
Forum: The Books 08-13-2005, 04:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,651
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up I think it should be pronounced like in this...

I think it should be pronounced like in this recording (http://www.abo.fi/%7Ejolin/tolkien/pronunciation/aule.mp3).
Forum: The Books 07-12-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Maerbenn
She took it from one of Gollum’s lines in ‘The...

She took it from one of Gollum’s lines in ‘The Passage of the Marshes’:
Forum: The Books 04-24-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,517
Posted By Maerbenn
The Eye The Professor hints at the nature of Wargs in a...

The Professor hints at the nature of Wargs in a footnote to letter #297:
Forum: The Books 04-13-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,201
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand From note 7 (an Author’s note) to ‘The Palantíri’...

From note 7 (an Author’s note) to ‘The Palantíri’ in Unfinished Tales:
Forum: The Books 03-22-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,734
Posted By Maerbenn
Silmaril It is said in the first paragraph of the essay on...

It is said in the first paragraph of the essay on the Istari published in Unfinished Tales that “none save maybe Elrond, Círdan and Galadriel discovered of what kind they were or whence they came.”
...
Forum: The Books 12-15-2004, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,397
Posted By Maerbenn
Thumbs up The Umli are completely an invention by Iron...

The Umli are completely an invention by Iron Crown Enterprises.

But perhaps with a little stretch of the imagination you could interpret this passage in The Return of the King as to refer to some...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2004, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By Maerbenn
It is in “On Fairy-Stories”, an essay first...

It is in “On Fairy-Stories”, an essay first published in December 1947 in Essays presented to Charles Williams. A revised version was printed in Tree and Leaf (1964) and The Monsters and the Critics...
Forum: The Books 09-19-2004, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,670
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand According to cian, a member of other Tolkien...

According to cian, a member of other Tolkien message boards:

Sauron is Quenya though: archaic *Thaurondo > *Thaurond > *Thauron > Sauron.

Saruman is from Old English (David Salo suggests West...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2004, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,953
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand obloquy, the statement that the power of the...

obloquy, the statement that the power of the Ring was in 'rapport' with Sauron is in Letters No. 131. The sentence before that statement reads:
Forum: The Books 08-12-2004, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By Maerbenn
White-Hand I posted something about this in this thread in...

I posted something about this in this thread in the movie forum: Arwen and the One Ring (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=307426#post307426)
Forum: The Movies 03-01-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By Maerbenn
Ring Arwen's life is tied to the fate of the Ring in...

Arwen's life is tied to the fate of the Ring in the book too, though not directly:

The Ring is destroyed => Vilya loses its preserving power => Elrond grows tired of Middle-earth and leaves =>...
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