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Forum: The Books 09-03-2020, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Galin
I've proposed a theory that Tolkien never saw or...

I've proposed a theory that Tolkien never saw or commented on ;)

Meaning this is wholly my idea, but why not have "many" Balrogs exist before the fall of Utumno, leaving seven, these seven to...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Galin
The note reads 3 or at most 7 Balrogs ever...

The note reads 3 or at most 7 Balrogs ever existed, and accompanies a revision to the description concerning Utumno actually (Annals of Aman):


"It came to pass that at last the gates of Utumno...
Forum: The Books 08-23-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Galin
Going by BOLT one could say Ecthelion's Balrog...

Going by BOLT one could say Ecthelion's Balrog plummeted into the fountain with a helmet spike in his rogly body

. . . but in a late text Tolkien wrote that the duel with Glorfindel and "the...
Forum: The Books 08-10-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Galin
We could have a scenario similar to this: "( . ....

We could have a scenario similar to this: "( . . . ) it was then still the custom for the father-name of a son to be a modification of the father's name (as Finwe/Curufinwe) or a patronymic (as...
Forum: The Books 08-10-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
I get the God metaphor, and the word "rule" is...

I get the God metaphor, and the word "rule" is perhaps only a shorthand stand-in for something more complex here, but anyway, here's a bit of the reality for writers and storytellers.




Deus...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Galin
Pedantry alert! Even three, or at most seven ever...

Pedantry alert! Even three, or at most seven ever existing, according to that Balrog note.

I wonder about a possible compromise with "many" rogs existing before Utmno was broken, and . . . maybe...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
I smiled when I found that out (Gamling, Ioreth)....

I smiled when I found that out (Gamling, Ioreth). Point of view, I guess. Also I like Tolkien's Noldorin/Eldarin naming customs, and don't find that it makes Noldorin fathers "terrible" at naming . ....
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Galin
Felagund was Inglor Felagund according to the...

Felagund was Inglor Felagund according to the first edition -- well not exactly, as the name Inglor itself didn't appear there for him -- but first edition: Finrod was the father of Galadriel and...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
Because she preferred the sound of Findaráto. ...

Because she preferred the sound of Findaráto.

See HOME XV, or my post in the thread above, where this happened ;)

"I chose "Finwe Arafinwe (aka Finrod)" as the Sindarization doesn't match. It...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
Yes the letter I looked up reads: And...

Yes the letter I looked up reads:



And Tolkien goes on to say here that Elrond was found in a cave, with Elros found dabbling in the water -- in a cave with a fall of water over the entrance --...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
According to late texts though, the names Elros...

According to late texts though, the names Elros and Elrond were formed to recall the name of Elwing (Shibboleth)


Or (The Problem of Ros) Elwing named Elrond and Elros -- Elwing giving the former...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
I chose "Finwe Arafinwe (aka Finrod)" as the...

I chose "Finwe Arafinwe (aka Finrod)" as the Sindarization doesn't match. It matches the Mother-name Findaráto. In other words, both these parts were tongue-in-cheek, using the Inglor Felagund...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
LOL! Plus I think Tolkien was friends with...

LOL!

Plus I think Tolkien was friends with Bjorn Eriksson, son of Erik Bjornsson ;)
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Galin
I'd like to add that as far as timing is...

I'd like to add that as far as timing is concerned, Tolkien need not be constrained by the events and timeline of the 1977 constructed Silmarillion. For example, he's shifting the Awakening of Men...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
It's also noted that Feanor begged Nerdanel that...

It's also noted that Feanor begged Nerdanel that the Mother-names of his last two sons -- Ambarussa - should be different.

Another reason Curufin received the name Curufinwe is that he resembled...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Galin
Orc-spear to my throat, I'd have to "vote" for...

Orc-spear to my throat, I'd have to "vote" for Tolkien settling on Orcs from Men [with altered timeline] . . .

. . . plus Maiar-orcs, which appear in the Myths Transformed section of Morgoth's...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Galin
I assume you mean Finwe Arafinwe (aka Finrod)...

I assume you mean Finwe Arafinwe (aka Finrod) here.



Well (not that you said otherwise) but going by Tolkien's latest know design, Artaher was moved down, so four in my opinion.


...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
If that boulder is making ros a Beorian word, for...

If that boulder is making ros a Beorian word, for example, Tolkien can "lift" it, but doesn't. And he goes on with a note concerning the word wing: "noting that the name Wingelote of Earendil's ship...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
Erg. My bad. Turns out the H&S reference I posted...

Erg. My bad. Turns out the H&S reference I posted above relates to the specific passage of the golden house of Finrod, while another Appendix F reference changed to Finarphir.

Ballantine Books...
Forum: The Books 07-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
Thanks for the replies WCH. I don't own...

Thanks for the replies WCH.

I don't own "J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography" and had just assumed, though based on certain descriptions, that this change showed up in Tolkien's lifetime....
Forum: The Books 07-30-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
Well, to give the question its own post . . ....

Well, to give the question its own post . . . again, Christopher Tolkien, Unfinished Tales, note 20, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn:




So here, emended for the revised edition, which I...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
Yikes. I've had it my head for years that Tolkien...

Yikes. I've had it my head for years that Tolkien changed it for the revised edition! Although Christopher Tolkien writes [Unfinished Tales, note 20, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn] . . .

...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
I like this start :D Published material. I...

I like this start :D

Published material. I don't know about obsession, but a sensible obsession if so. This goes for small details like the colour of Kili's hood, as well as major ideas, history,...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
Yet I'd say Tolkien himself considered already...

Yet I'd say Tolkien himself considered already published material as canon -- which doesn't seem artificial to me, but sensible when one is building a Secondary World. It's not even a Tolkien issue....
Forum: The Books 07-28-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Galin
According to The Lord of the Rings, first and...

According to The Lord of the Rings, first and second editions, the Silvan Elves of Mirkwood and Lorien were not Eldarin, nor their languages Eldarin (Appendix F).* Also according to The Lord of the...
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