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Forum: The Books Today, 05:18 AM
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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 Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 51
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: 147
Views: 14,142
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: 281
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: 238
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: 238
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: 1,111
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: 16
Views: 1,108
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: 16
Views: 1,108
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: 477
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: 477
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: 16
Views: 1,108
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: 602
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: 0
Views: 771
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...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-24-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,823
Posted By Zigūr
I agree that this is a very striking moment and...

I agree that this is a very striking moment and one that I think is often overlooked. We know Aragorn later confronts Sauron through the Orthanc-stone, but Aragorn does not speak to him: "I spoke no...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-09-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,410
Posted By Zigūr
My personal opinion is that, yes, Grishnįkh had...

My personal opinion is that, yes, Grishnįkh had some kind of connection to Mordor's internal security: "That is a very interesting remark [...] I may have to report that." Perhaps less Bond and more...
Forum: The Books 08-17-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By Zigūr
I used Arda Reconstructed in my PhD research so...

I used Arda Reconstructed in my PhD research so I've read some of it. It's useful as a reference for distinguishing which bits are genuine J.R.R. Tolkien, which aren't, and where they came from, but...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,963
Posted By Zigūr
Just a few idle thoughts... In some respects...

Just a few idle thoughts...

In some respects I actually think morally the Dwarves are more like the Elves, or at least the Noldor, than Men. Both Elves and Dwarves were capable of being evil...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,139
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, I can't help but feel as if the MSMFC is...

Yes, I can't help but feel as if the MSMFC is just a joke.
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By Zigūr
On the point that essay makes about who broke...

On the point that essay makes about who broke Baldor's legs, I must say that I never thought the Dead did it, but rather, as the essay itself considers, individuals from the still-living remnant of...
Forum: The Books 04-25-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By Zigūr
It seems to me that it was in the nature of evil...

It seems to me that it was in the nature of evil beings to lose their power over time, not gain it. The power would have to come from somewhere, as Inzil has pointed out regarding the Ring. "Power",...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By Zigūr
See what I posted in this thread: ...

See what I posted in this thread:
http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19149
The Dśnedain found the New Lands, but we have no evidence that they colonised them. However, as Arda is Earth,...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,026
Posted By Zigūr
Reviving this thread for a specific purpose: ...

Reviving this thread for a specific purpose:

The Silmarillion thread going at the moment had me looking around for quotes about Ar-Pharazōn's invasion of Aman, and I came upon this good quote from...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,707
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, I always understood the situation as being...

Yes, I always understood the situation as being that Manwė called upon Eru because it would have been inappropriate for the Valar to have fought the Nśmenóreans, even though they could have...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,707
Posted By Zigūr
According to The Return of the Shadow, Professor...

According to The Return of the Shadow, Professor Tolkien planned for a Balrog being in Moria around 1940 (after originally planning that it would be a Ringwraith on the bridge instead). When did he...
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