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Forum: The Books 09-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,152
Posted By Orphalesion
Well int he later mythology it was said that the...

Well int he later mythology it was said that the Elves did not name their children after the Valar, since they found it disrespectful or something, so I doubt a hypothetical, later mythology...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,519
Posted By Orphalesion
You are right! I recited from memory and got it a...

You are right! I recited from memory and got it a bit wrong, still it could be a temporary name for the people of Nargothrond...or even for the dwarves?

Id oubt Nan and Gilim are Ents. The Ents...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,519
Posted By Orphalesion
Nan is mentioned in Christopher Tolkien's...

Nan is mentioned in Christopher Tolkien's commentary to the Tale of Beren and Luthien in the Book of Lost Tales. He is described as a "summer giant" in the shape of an elm.
Notes at the end of the...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,670
Posted By Orphalesion
What about Urwen/Lailaith whom Turin describes to...

What about Urwen/Lailaith whom Turin describes to Finduilas as "a yellow flower in the green grass of spring" before contrasting Finduilas herself as a "golden tree".

I also did not know that...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,996
Posted By Orphalesion
Well if we are sharing our headcanons regardin...

Well if we are sharing our headcanons regardin Orodreth/Gil-Galad:

Orodreth:

Orodreth was the eldest child, and only son of Angrod, the second son of Finarfin) and his wife Edhellos. He had one...
Forum: The Books 07-27-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,996
Posted By Orphalesion
No I agree. It was one of those things were fanon...

No I agree. It was one of those things were fanon seemed so universally accepted that I confused it with offical canon. The parts of the Legendarium dealing with mortals (particularly Numenor) never...
Forum: The Books 07-24-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,996
Posted By Orphalesion
Hmmm strange...I could have sworn that it was...

Hmmm strange...I could have sworn that it was five as well (Edarion and four girls) seems to be a fairly common form of fanon.
Forum: The Books 07-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,341
Posted By Orphalesion
That's well and good if you are interested in...

That's well and good if you are interested in Mannish Legends. I am not.

I'd rather have a Silmarilion that would recount the "actual" history of Middle Earth. To me it seemed more a "cop out"...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,341
Posted By Orphalesion
My favourite part is the Shibboleth of Feanor,...

My favourite part is the Shibboleth of Feanor, with all it's little tidbits about the various members of house Finwe.

And I absolutely adore the "Round World" version of the mythology. I wish...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-07-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,603
Posted By Orphalesion
I was very much into British fairy mothology (you...

I was very much into British fairy mothology (you know, fairies, elfs pookahs, brownies etc.) ab reading lots and lots of reference books about them. One of those reference books alluded to "Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,996
Posted By Orphalesion
I'd love a Middle-Earth version of "A World of...

I'd love a Middle-Earth version of "A World of Ice and Fire" or better yet a bunch of them. One written from the perspective of Pengolodh at the Mouths of Sirion and one by a Gondorian scholar living...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,996
Posted By Orphalesion
I'd love to have a whole book of lore about...

I'd love to have a whole book of lore about Eldamar. Detailed maps, the different cultures of the Elven tribes and what other settlements might have existed besides Tirion and Alqualonde.
What did...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,673
Posted By Orphalesion
Agreed almost all Elven realms described by...

Agreed almost all Elven realms described by Tolkien would have had to possess agrarian areas.

Even taking into account that Elves possibly were able to comfortably survive on less food than...
Forum: The Books 12-30-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,673
Posted By Orphalesion
I assume so, I can't really picture Yavanna or...

I assume so, I can't really picture Yavanna or Orome zapping freshly cooked roasts onto the plates of the Elves. Likewise I also think they still had to build their own houses, grow grain, farm...
Forum: The Books 12-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
Indeed you are right, I sometimes forget the...

Indeed you are right, I sometimes forget the Catholic foundation of the later mythology and that Melkor's original sin was nihilistic pride, the folly to think himself as an equal or even superior to...
Forum: The Books 12-22-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
Well the Silmarills weren't that important yet in...

Well the Silmarills weren't that important yet in a metaphysical sense, they were just the most beautiful of the gems created by the Noldoli. But even the later version Melkor is motivated,...
Forum: The Books 12-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
Yes the name connection between Kôr in She and...

Yes the name connection between Kôr in She and Kôr in the Book of Lost Tales is interesting I came upon it a few years ago and it even prompted me to read it. Ayesha does seem a lot like an "evil"...
Forum: The Books 12-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
Well that brings us back to the point were the...

Well that brings us back to the point were the Valar back then were still much more like the Aesir and Vanir who were also prone to fight and quarrel. Back then Osse often opposed Ulmo directly and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 70,607
Posted By Orphalesion
Hey cool thread! Okay, my name has nothing...

Hey cool thread!

Okay, my name has nothing to do with Lotr. But with a very beautiful prose poetry/philosophy book called "The Prophet" by the Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. I am neither Lebanese...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
I know about Luthien, but I always had the...

I know about Luthien, but I always had the impression that those vampires were meant to be large, monstrous vampire bats not what we understand as vampires today, as in blood craving, humanoid...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
Similar story here got the guide when I was 10...

Similar story here got the guide when I was 10 and reading the Lord of the Rings for the first time. It makes a lot of funny claims, almost as if the author tried to make the book appear thicker on...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,846
Posted By Orphalesion
Ah, awesome thanks! So it is pretty...

Ah, awesome thanks!

So it is pretty validated. That's cool. I got the information of her appearing in HoME V here: http://forum.barrowdowns.com/archive/index.php?t-4470.html
Forum: The Books 12-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,846
Posted By Orphalesion
^ Yup looked again myself (don't have the HoME...

^ Yup looked again myself (don't have the HoME anymore, lost all but the first two volumes :-( ) the name Meril for Gil-Galad's mother is not complete fanon, according to an old thread on...
Forum: The Books 12-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,087
Posted By Orphalesion
I meant in the epithet, and going by that it is:...

I meant in the epithet, and going by that it is: Vana the Everyoung, not Vana the Beautiful. From the translation of the name, you are of course correct.

However I can never remember if the word...
Forum: The Books 12-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,180
Posted By Orphalesion
I always agreed with this theory the most, he and...

I always agreed with this theory the most, he and Golberry seem akin to me in the "spirits form far away" that became the Ents at Yavanna's wish or the rock giants in the Hobbit.
As much as Tolkien...
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