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Forum: The Books 03-12-2019, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Zigūr
Good stuff this (stuff I must admit I...

Good stuff this (stuff I must admit I overlooked):

The thought occurs that for Sauron "bringing back" Melkor would have had just as little appeal as Ėonwė's instruction to go before Manwė for...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,889
Posted By Zigūr
I always assumed Gandalf "gave" Imrahil command...

I always assumed Gandalf "gave" Imrahil command fairly informally; Imrahil seems to have been wise enough to have recognised Gandalf's good sense, and as Formendacil has said, he alone needed to be...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-10-2019, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Zigūr
Imrahil was born in 2955, so he was 2 when...

Imrahil was born in 2955, so he was 2 when Thorongil first came on the scene, but 25 when he left. Denethor married Finduilas in 2976, for what it's worth. It seems like there would have been a good...
Forum: The Movies 03-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 180
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Posted By Zigūr
Yes I know (I was worried that I would have to...

Yes I know (I was worried that I would have to qualify that I knew that Casari was Quenya) but it still seems odd to me that Elves would persist in, effectively, calling them "stunties" in an...
Forum: The Movies 03-08-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,931
Posted By Zigūr
An oversight akin to Balin's sarcophagus naming...

An oversight akin to Balin's sarcophagus naming him in Dalish/Northern Mannish as "Balin" son of "Fundin" rather than the Khuzdul translations of "Balin" and "Fundin", perhaps.

I was thinking that...
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,931
Posted By Zigūr
Odd that the Iron Hills aren't named on any of...

Odd that the Iron Hills aren't named on any of the maps despite the Dwarf-road being identified as ending at them. If they didn't have an Elvish name for it (not that I think "Khand" is an Elvish...
Forum: The Books 03-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,552
Posted By Zigūr
So I managed to find a quote in support of my...

So I managed to find a quote in support of my "Sauron's hideout in Rhūn" idea, from Professor Tolkien's Last Writings about the objectives of the Blue Wizards:

"Their task was to circumvent...
Forum: The Books 02-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Zigūr
Yes it's an interesting proposition. Cirion's...

Yes it's an interesting proposition. Cirion's part of the Oath of Eorl is presented in quite positive language, though: "his oath astounded those who heard it, and filled them with awe, and was alone...
Forum: The Books 02-27-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Zigūr
If I understand correctly, it's a bit...

If I understand correctly, it's a bit complicated. The heir of Elendil was High King of the Dśnedain. So while Isildur was, after Elendil's death, King of Arnor and High King of the Dśnedain, at a...
Forum: The Books 02-27-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Zigūr
Indeed; even Aragorn's claim was unpalatable to...

Indeed; even Aragorn's claim was unpalatable to Denethor, who knew of his coming, calling him "last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship and dignity."

It might also be worth pointing out that...
Forum: The Movies 02-22-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,931
Posted By Zigūr
I have a possibly-too-cynical-possibly-not...

I have a possibly-too-cynical-possibly-not suspicion that they might compress the history so drastically that Aragorn is present at the founding of Rohan, which will be presented as having existed...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Zigūr
I don't know, really. That's just what Professor...

I don't know, really. That's just what Professor Tolkien wrote in the third part of Notes on motives in the Silmarillion. It's hard to say whether it was "true" or if it was just what Professor...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Zigūr
A potentially relevant quote from Morgoth's Ring:...

A potentially relevant quote from Morgoth's Ring:

"But, if we dare to attempt to enter the mind of the Elder King, assigning motives and finding faults, there are things to remember before we...
Forum: The Movies 02-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,931
Posted By Zigūr
I agree, but then again they're not necessarily...

I agree, but then again they're not necessarily meant to be the Orocarni. They could just be an Eastern mountain chain someone made up to add something to the map. For all we know, whoever added them...
Forum: The Books 01-30-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Zigūr
I would say Eru, because it was Eru who made the...

I would say Eru, because it was Eru who made the decision and had the power to send him back.

As R.R.J. has pointed out, in Letter 156, Professor Tolkien does indeed write that Gandalf was...
Forum: The Books 01-28-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Zigūr
My mistake. I should have said 156.

My mistake. I should have said 156.
Forum: The Books 01-28-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Zigūr
Interesting post/topic. I also think he...

Interesting post/topic.


I also think he used "Valar" sometimes in a poetic or figurative sense to refer to the Valar and Maiar collectively.

Professor Tolkien did also say in Letter 183 that...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Zigūr
I think Neanderthals are closer to Dwarves. I...

I think Neanderthals are closer to Dwarves. I mean, are Tolkien's Orcs really "robust"? I think of them (apart from Sauron and Saruman's specially-bred soldier-Orcs) as undersized and wretched.

I...
Forum: The Books 12-14-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By Zigūr
I honestly don't think the book really says...

I honestly don't think the book really says anything about the armour, weapons and training of the Easterlings beyond the fact that some of them (unfamiliar to the Men of Gondor) wielded axes, that...
Forum: The Books 12-12-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By Zigūr
Hmm. I don't think Sauron would have cared by...

Hmm. I don't think Sauron would have cared by that point about Morgoth's defeat by the Valar:

"He probably deluded himself with the notion that the Valar (including Melkor) having failed, Eru had...
Forum: The Books 12-11-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Zigūr
I really need to read up. My knowledge is getting...

I really need to read up. My knowledge is getting sloppy.
Forum: The Books 12-10-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Zigūr
Huinesoron has given a pretty comprehensive...

Huinesoron has given a pretty comprehensive response, so I'll only add this:

I have this possibly erroneous memory that there was once a hint of an idea in a version of the Second Prophecy which...
Forum: The Books 11-30-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By Zigūr
Personally I don't think the Valar would have...

Personally I don't think the Valar would have ever directly intervened. Even if Sauron had triumphed and the Ring had survived, in the end, even if it took thousands of years, his empire would have...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By Zigūr
I agree that Sauron's empire was bigger, but...

I agree that Sauron's empire was bigger, but isn't it fair to say that Morgoth did rule over the lands of Men in the East for all intents and purposes? He was simply unable to leverage them into a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-12-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By Zigūr
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

Hello everyone,

I might be forgetting, but I couldn't seem to find a specific thread on the current (soon to close) exhibition at the ST Lee Gallery in the Weston Library at Oxford, where I am at...
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