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Forum: The Books 10-20-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Gordis
He sure does. All these inconsistencies could be...

He sure does. All these inconsistencies could be explained away, if we are taking it seriously, or used in a crackpot theory.
By the way, your mention of Amroth reminds me of another possible...
Forum: The Books 10-19-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,942
Posted By Gordis
Very good thinking there! ;) Yep, he...

Very good thinking there! ;)


Yep, he could be, you know. Firstly Gandalf means "ELF with a wand". Secondly Gildor himself cannot get his ancestry right: "Gildor Inglorion of the house of...
Forum: The Books 10-15-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,942
Posted By Gordis
Do you know Tom=Witch King crackpot theory has a...

Do you know Tom=Witch King crackpot theory has a continuation?:D


You all know this brilliant theory: Tom Bombadil and the Witch-king of Angmar are the same person.
I have written a...
Forum: The Books 09-24-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,986
Posted By Gordis
I would guess the capital of Cardolan was either...

I would guess the capital of Cardolan was either Tharbad (the biggest and the oldest city in Cardolan) or the fortress on the Barrow-Downs, whatever its name may have been:
Forum: The Books 09-16-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,445
Posted By Gordis
I am not sure about Fornost, but I think the...

I am not sure about Fornost, but I think the burial mounds of Gamla Uppsala look more like the Barrow-Downs...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Old_Uppsala_sunset.jpg
Forum: The Books 08-12-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,007
Posted By Gordis
I don't think you are on the right tack here.:)...

I don't think you are on the right tack here.:) If t were his deepest desire, he could have worked in this direction long before the Quest and obtained wondrous results. Frodo was a Baggins, the...
Forum: The Books 08-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,007
Posted By Gordis
Fodrim, thanks - I am glad you liked my ideas. :)...

Fodrim, thanks - I am glad you liked my ideas. :)

But I never said that Frodo had the hidden desire to become the Dark Lord from the very start. Actually I agree with Nerwen.

Frodo had the...
Forum: The Books 08-12-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,007
Posted By Gordis
A few reasons: 1.Gollum while sitting in his...

A few reasons:
1.Gollum while sitting in his cave had no idea what Ring he had and what Powers it contained. Once he knew, he did get the ideas of Lord Gollum ruler of all.
2. The ring was still...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-12-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 30,304
Posted By Gordis
Dwarf-Slayer I name thee, o Boromir! ;)

Dwarf-Slayer I name thee, o Boromir! ;)
Forum: The Books 08-12-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,007
Posted By Gordis
Frodo was indeed a good hobbit and a selfless...

Frodo was indeed a good hobbit and a selfless person by nature. At the beginning I have no doubt that saving the Shire (and the rest of ME) was his greatest desire. But during the long journey the...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,641
Posted By Gordis
The forces of Angmar couldn't invade the Shire...

The forces of Angmar couldn't invade the Shire back in 1409, because the Shire didn't yet exist.;) The hobbits settled there about 200 years later in 1600.



Certainly. And there is also a...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,641
Posted By Gordis
The Witch King still knew far more about Arnor...

The Witch King still knew far more about Arnor geography than say Boromir:

You see, the WK knew the course of the East Road and the Greenway, the approximate position of Rivendell, the sites of...
Forum: The Books 07-24-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,016
Posted By Gordis
I think Gollum climbed out of a...

I think Gollum climbed out of a light-shaft/window. He was a small, very agile creature and could climb like a spider.
Forum: The Books 07-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,318
Posted By Gordis
Gandalf likely lived in both Worlds and could see...

Gandalf likely lived in both Worlds and could see the Seen and the Unseen. Yet, there is no indication he saw both the same way or could mistake the Shadow-Word image for the World of Light one....
Forum: The Books 07-22-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,318
Posted By Gordis
In LOTR there are no cases of Gandalf not seeing...

In LOTR there are no cases of Gandalf not seeing the wearer of the One.

In "the Hobbit" the evidence is controversial IIRC: maybe he did, maybe he did not.

Note also that at the time of...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,318
Posted By Gordis
I disagree. It is not a question of Power, it is...

I disagree. It is not a question of Power, it is a question of access to the Spirit World.

Putting on the Ring, Frodo is transferred from the ordinary physical world into the Shadow/Spirit world...
Forum: The Books 07-17-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,318
Posted By Gordis
The wights were spirits from Angmar and Rhudaur...

The wights were spirits from Angmar and Rhudaur sent by the Witch-King to inhabit the barrows (see App.A). As spirits they belonged to the Spirit world, to the World of the Unseen, so a person...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
Thank you for the excellent analysis of Sindarin...

Thank you for the excellent analysis of Sindarin word order.

I have checked HOME 9 where there is the draft of the rejected LOTR Epilogue with Aragorn's letter to Sam in Sindarin. It is signed:
...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
Edit: Sorry I have overlooked Pitchwife's post...

Edit: Sorry I have overlooked Pitchwife's post and told exactly the same thing: Angmar is certainly a place-name.
Morover, (unlike Morgul) the name Angmar has nothing dark or ominous about it, most...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
Thank you, Formendacil, you have brilliantly...

Thank you, Formendacil, you have brilliantly answered the questions for me! In fact you answered better than I could do it myself :)

I think the Gondorians were well aware of the fact that the...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
Note also that Minas Ithil reflects the name of...

Note also that Minas Ithil reflects the name of Isildur and Minas Anor reflects the name of Anarion.
Likely Minas Morgul reflects the name of the Witch-King.

Otherwhise how come both the...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
I am pretty sure Imlad Morgul was formerly known...

I am pretty sure Imlad Morgul was formerly known as Imlad Ithil and Morgulduin likely was Ithilduin...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
Sorry, the quote from Reader's Companion is...

Sorry, the quote from Reader's Companion is written by Tolkien himself, it is a part of several manusripts of the "Hunt for the Ring". Partly these texts were published in the Unfinished Tales,...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
The Hunt for the Ring in UT and RC is as...

The Hunt for the Ring in UT and RC is as uncanonic or canonic as all the unpublished Tolkien writings...

But the RC quote is indeed the single case in all the Legendarium where Tolkien calls the...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,314
Posted By Gordis
Not in this quote, speaking of events of TA 3018...

Not in this quote, speaking of events of TA 3018 following the disaster at the ford of Bruinen. Here is the fuller quote:
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