In this chapter the tale is still told within the Eriol-framework, this time told by Meril-i-Turinqui. The text deals with limpë and the relation to long life and desires of elves and men as well as the relationship between the Valar and Melko. 553 more words
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This passage is basically the first part of the creation myth that Tolkien designed for the world he wrote about. It tells about how Ilúvatar sang the Ainur into being and how the world and elements became real. 746 more words
I thought it would be helpful to find some visuals of the Ainur so as to better understand how ethereal they are. Unfortunately the best artwork I have found of them has been on deviant art and the artist recently posted that she had been quite frustrated with people taking her work without permission or credit. 94 more words
I read the Silmarillion seriously for the first time during my Chanukah vacation home in 2012.
I’d had the book for a few years and I’d thumbed through it occasionally to get to the good bits with Sauron and the Numenorians (hey, my boyfriend and I had a good Mordor roleplay going and we needed backstory-fodder), but I’d never actually finished it from cover to cover before that winter. 563 more words
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His lordship is over all the substances of which Arda is made. He is a smith and a master of all crafts, and he delights in works of skill, however small, as much as in the mighty building of old.