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    Thread: Why did the three strands of Galadriel given to Gimli mean ?
Post: RE: Why did the three strands of Galadriel given t...

That is Feanor in a late essay: "Many thought that this saying first gave to Feanor the thought of imprisoning and blending the light of the Trees that later took shape in his hands as the Silmarils. ...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 327 June 11th, 2022, 02:29 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

"Elves (and their horses) were swifter in movement, hardier, and of greater endurance. At need an Eldarin rider could remain in the saddle for long hours with brief halts and light provision, while hi...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 June 6th, 2022, 08:23 AM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

(May 16th, 2022, 01:40 PM)Michael Wrote: I think the bit about Elves speaking fast is published in the excerpt on the Houghton Miffiln site (if that is still live). It sounds familiar. I find this p...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 May 16th, 2022, 06:30 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

The sorcerer in the picture postcard from whence Tolkien derived his vision of Gandalf's appearance described: "Alas! I only got one called Der Berggeist [‘The Sorcerer’, lit. ‘The Mountain-spirit’]....
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 May 15th, 2022, 01:35 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

Concerning the Quendi in their mode of life and growth especially as Compared with Men "To a Man Elves appear to speak rapidly (but with clarity and precision) unless they a little retard their speech...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 April 29th, 2022, 01:12 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

"The Númenórean men, being tall and powerful, could shoot with speed and accuracy upon foot from great long bows, whose shafts would carry to great distance (some 600 yards or more), and at lesser ran...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 April 22nd, 2022, 08:49 AM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

(April 7th, 2022, 10:20 AM)Michael Wrote: Thanks for sharing that. I'll have to revise or rewrite my old article on crossbows in Middle-earth. I've added a short note to the article for now, linking...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 April 7th, 2022, 11:13 AM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

Numenoreans had cross-bows: "The bowyers were a great craft. They made bows of many kinds: long bows, and smaller bows, especially those used for shooting from horse-back; and they also devised cross-...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 April 7th, 2022, 07:46 AM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

Quendi and Eldar is from ca. 1959-60. The Silvan Elves texts (which have the Laiquendi of Noldorin kinship) are from ca. 1968. Well, hopefully you will get a chance at it. ===== Anyone else here rea...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 March 2nd, 2022, 10:14 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

You are probably thinking of this: "The first Avari that the Eldar met again in Beleriand seem to have claimed to be Tatyar, who acknowledged their kinship with the Exiles, though there is no record o...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 March 2nd, 2022, 10:13 AM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

This is one interesting bit (among many) in NoMe: "The Eldar of Ossiriand, the Green Elves, though wood-dwellers, were of quite different origin [to the Wood-elves/Silvan Elves of TH and LotR], which ...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 March 1st, 2022, 05:21 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

The variety of attempts Tolkien went through in regards to what he seems to have desired the Elven birth and aging process to be, and to make it line up with the Tale of Years and certain dates that c...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,789 February 21st, 2022, 03:36 PM
    Thread: Difference between elves
Post: RE: Difference between elves

(February 17th, 2022, 10:24 AM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: I do believe Elves were supposed to be exceptionally beautiful by human standards, and free of blemishes and deformities unless acquired in war or a...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 577 February 21st, 2022, 03:25 PM
    Thread: evolution of orcs
Post: evolution of orcs

Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,364 April 22nd, 2009, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Ingwe and Fiwe's father
Post: Ingwe and Fiwe's father

Elenmir Wrote:A trick question! Finwe and Ingwe were both 'born' with the rest of the First Children at Cuivienen. They did not have a father, unless it was Iluvatar.Not quite, they were born to par...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 1,913 April 9th, 2009, 09:11 PM
    Thread: Unfinished Tolkien work to be published in '07
Post: Unfinished Tolkien work to be published in '07

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/books/09...index.html NEW YORK (AP) -- An unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring, the U.S....
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,121 September 18th, 2006, 06:14 PM
    Thread: Elf Children ?
Post: Elf Children ?

In the latest edition of Vinyar Tengwar (#47), JRRT's essay Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals has an author note in the NKE (neter, kanat, enek) portion which notes that Elven children grew at abo...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 1,744 July 13th, 2005, 01:40 AM
    Thread: Was Jesus really crucified?
Post: Was Jesus really crucified?

Martin Read Wrote:Here I speak as an expert, I know a huge amount about military history and pre-Modern combat. The figure on the right of the carving is in precisely the attitude of someone making a...
Tar-Elenion History 28 4,071 April 19th, 2005, 01:37 PM
    Thread: Plural Suffix -im
Post: Plural Suffix -im

It is not '-im', it is 'rim' meaning 'great number' or 'host', and is Sindarin, the Quenya form is 'rimbe'.
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 1 1,655 December 17th, 2004, 06:27 AM
    Thread: Difference between Silvan and Sindar Elves?
Post: Difference between Silvan and Sindar Elves?

The Sindar did not make it to Aman. They were among those Teleri who got as far as Beleriand, then stopped to hunt for the missing Thingol.
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 7,455 December 17th, 2004, 12:54 AM
    Thread: Earthsea
Post: Earthsea

I found it amusing, but it was a poor adaptation. Ursula Le Guin's comment's on it: http://trashotron.com/agony/columns/2004/12-15-04.htm
Tar-Elenion Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 26 2,280 December 15th, 2004, 11:32 PM
    Thread: Tar-Elenion on the Uruks/Uruk-hai
Post: Tar-Elenion on the Uruks/Uruk-hai

Sorry I do not feel the energy to get into this at this point. A couple of nots however: On "-hai": The Dru-folk (Druedain) are named 'Oghor-hai' by the Orcs. UT On "Uruk": "Orcs and the Black Speech...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 48 3,054 June 10th, 2004, 06:03 AM
    Thread: Does Uruk=Uruk-hai
Post: Does Uruk=Uruk-hai

Quote:Originally posted by Unregistered Hobbit Postman here, after a long absence. What of Uruk and Uruk-hai? Are the terms synonyms? Is Uruk-hai a subtype of Uruk? Are the two terms synonyms, or th...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 658 June 1st, 2004, 07:35 PM
    Thread: Tar-Elenion on the Uruks/Uruk-hai
Post: Tar-Elenion on the Uruks/Uruk-hai

bump
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 48 3,054 June 1st, 2004, 07:32 PM
    Thread: The Dunedain and the movies
Post: The Dunedain and the movies

Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 33 2,517 March 2nd, 2004, 01:13 PM
    Thread: The Dunedain and the movies
Post: The Dunedain and the movies

Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 33 2,517 March 2nd, 2004, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Elven Agriculture/Economics
Post: Elven Agriculture/Economics

The women among the Noldor are said to tend the fields and there are mentions of hunting in the Silmarillion and the Hobbit.
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 10 1,996 February 15th, 2004, 10:33 PM
    Thread: England vs Rome
Post: England vs Rome

Armour being so heavy as to render knights on foot immobile is a myth.
Tar-Elenion History 60 7,345 February 6th, 2004, 02:28 PM
    Thread: Brothers at Cuivienen
Post: Brothers at Cuivienen

Quote:Originally posted by Comma 400 years is probably "enough" time for about 6 or 7 generations to be born, but Elves seem to be generally reluctant to do so. As Jaak brought up, many Elven couple...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 13 1,129 January 20th, 2004, 09:07 PM
    Thread: Brothers at Cuivienen
Post: Brothers at Cuivienen

I was referring to @ 400 sun years. This was enough time for about 6 or 7 generations of Elves to be born. The Elves awoke in 1050 (Valian Year), Orome found them in 1085, and the first sundering took...
Tar-Elenion J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 13 1,129 January 19th, 2004, 09:04 PM