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Forum: The Books 12-14-2004, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
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We do not know whether he had brothers or not....

We do not know whether he had brothers or not. Actually, I have always thought that Legolas was Thranduil's younger son, because he is never presented as his father's heir but a messenger from his...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2004, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
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In this thread Seven Ages...

In this thread Seven Ages (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=1210) , there is an attempt of establish which event could be the end of each of the Seven Ages ;)
Forum: The Books 04-11-2004, 09:25 AM
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In the Silmarillion it is said that: ...

In the Silmarillion it is said that:




And in the Unfinished Tales, it is explained that in early versions Gandalf was a counsellor of Irmo (Lórien); before this was changed and he became a...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2004, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
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About the origin of Orcs I recommend you read...

About the origin of Orcs I recommend you read this article written by HerenIstarion, in may opinion it gives the best answer to this question ;)

All about Orcs...
Forum: The Books 03-17-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,345
Sorry Tharlionglin, I didn't understand that you...

Sorry Tharlionglin, I didn't understand that you knew nothing about the Letters :confused:

Humphrey Carpenter published a collection of letters sent by Tolkien, in the book The Letters of J. R....
Forum: The Books 03-16-2004, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
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Tharlionglin, Sharkû posted in this thread the...

Tharlionglin, Sharkû posted in this thread the quote in which Tolkien says that Sauron had the Ring and used it when in Númenor. The quote is from letter 211, a letter to Rhona Beare.

And I...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2004, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
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Tolkien said that Sauron had the Ring in Númenor....

Tolkien said that Sauron had the Ring in Númenor. And Tolkien said that Sauron had the Ring in Mordor, after the Drowning of Númenor.

How the Ring went from Númenor to Mordor is not known (at...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2004, 02:35 PM
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In my opinion, the quote posted by Tharlionglin...

In my opinion, the quote posted by Tharlionglin only indicates that after the Fall of Numenor, Sauron didn't use the Ring until he was back in Mordor.
The quote from the Letters posted by Sharkû is...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2004, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
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Lobelia, the elves do have souls (or fëar, as...

Lobelia, the elves do have souls (or fëar, as Tolkien calls it in his subcreation) ;)
Forum: The Books 03-15-2004, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
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Saucepan Man, there are at least two places in...

Saucepan Man, there are at least two places in which this is suggested ;). The first one, when Gandalf talks to the Witch King in Minas Tirith:



And the second one, in the last words of the...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2004, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
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Hookbill, Sauron did have a physical form during...

Hookbill, Sauron did have a physical form during the War of the Ring, in Mordor, but as Gollum says, he had only nine fingers ;)


This has already been discussed in some threads, like these ones...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2004, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
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Going back to the original question of why the...

Going back to the original question of why the destroying of the Ring causes the end of Sauron, the tale The Faithful Stone in the Unfinished tales, explains a similar case. :)
In it, Aghan, a...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2004, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
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Essex wrote: Yes, I completely agree, the...

Essex wrote:

Yes, I completely agree, the quest was so desperate that its success depended on the actions of lots of different characters. I think that these wellknown words of Galadriel, not only...
Forum: The Books 03-09-2004, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,638
Biologically, Arwen wasn't an elf, either, she...

Biologically, Arwen wasn't an elf, either, she was a half-elf ;)

I don't remember whether Tolkien mentioned anywhere the gestational period for half-elven, but it must be somewhere between 9 and...
Forum: The Books 03-09-2004, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
You may find interesting the information given in...

You may find interesting the information given in these threads ;) :

the Valar vs. Sauron (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70)

Seeking asylum? Sorry we are racist... ...
Forum: The Books 03-06-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 55
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One of my favourite gem from the letters, is the...

One of my favourite gem from the letters, is the one I quote here. It the best and the most poetical explanation I have ever heard of the guardian angels. Whenever I read it, I experience the same...
Forum: The Books 03-06-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,075
Hot, crispy nice hobbit wrote: Well,...

Hot, crispy nice hobbit wrote:

Well, Galadriel has also quite a lot of fancy names, and she is an elf-woman ;)

Artanis, her name, which means noble woman
Nerwen(dë), her mother-name, which...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Sting Good quote, Phantom smilies/smile.gif Eagles are...

Good quote, Phantom smilies/smile.gif Eagles are kelvar; so, could the big eagles be some of these spirits? smilies/wink.gif
Forum: The Books 01-02-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Sting In the prologue of LotR, it is said: ...

In the prologue of LotR, it is said:



I don't remember whether there is any other mention of Faramir descendants smilies/wink.gif
Forum: The Books 01-02-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Sting You are right, Finwe, you have convinced me ...

You are right, Finwe, you have convinced me smilies/wink.gif. The lack of signs of fight is a good reason against the idea of them being alive. I always thought that the dead couldn't harm people...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Sting Thank you very much, Sharkû, for sharing this...

Thank you very much, Sharkû, for sharing this text with us smilies/smile.gif

After reading it I have another question: Are the enemies that followed Baldor alive, maybe descendants of the...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2004, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,700
Sting Symestreem, I understand the word Now in the...

Symestreem, I understand the word Now in the sentence 'Now all those who have the blood of mortal Men, in whatever part, great or small, are mortal', as meaning 'Until now'; which is supported by...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,766
Sting We never see Sauron because at the time of the...

We never see Sauron because at the time of the War of the Ring he never went out of Mordor. That is why none of the hobbits saw him, and remember that the story is written by hobbits smilies/wink.gif
Forum: The Books 12-31-2003, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,700
Sting Symestreem, I only want to add to the perfect...

Symestreem, I only want to add to the perfect explanation given by Saucepan Man a quote from the Silmarillion, in HoME 5:



As you can see form this quote, Dior was mortal because he had the...
Forum: The Books 12-30-2003, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,700
Sting Symestreem, that is because Dior never chose it,...

Symestreem, that is because Dior never chose it, he was mortal. Only to Eärendil and Elwing, and their children it was given the right to choose.



I do think so, Olorin. It is implied in these...
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