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O Dayspring, Come and Enlighten Those in the Shadow of Death

When Frodo raises the star glass and cries out, “Hail, Eärendil, O Brightest of Stars!” he invokes a history of which, with Sam, he is now a major part. 516 more words

J.R.R Tolkien

Of Threats to the Valar and Maiar

The Silmarillion Film Project is an entertaining thought exercise, which explores the endless opportunities and seemingly insurmountable difficulties of adapting The Silmarillion to the small screen. 1,577 more words

Contemplations

Defiance

In your rage they have become united
From your devices of malice
Manwe gave men, elves and dwarves to fight for

From an age where beginnings are created… 43 more words

Melkor is Entropy Personified

After giving a good, long think about Melkor’s roll in The Silmarillion, I have decided that the Iron Vala is really just a big ball of entropy. 651 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion Recap: One Step Closer to the Edge (or How Tar-Pharazôn Rivaled Morgoth Himself)

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Last week, Isildur saved a seed from the White Tree before its destruction, foiling Sauron’s plans to destroy all connections with the Valar and the Elves. 300 more words

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Morgoth's Ring

So, I’ve been reading Morgoth’s Ring (History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 10), and Tolkien’s reflections on Morgoth, Sauron, and the Ring are simply fascinating. In an unfinished essay entitled “Notes on Motives in the Silmarillion” Tolkien compares Morgoth and Sauron, the ultimate evils of their respective eras. 553 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion Recap: Tar-Pharazôn vs. Sauron (Or How the West Was Lost Part I)

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Last week, Tar-Pharazôn forced his first cousin, Míriel, to marry him and took the throne of Númenor from her, ruining what progress his uncle had made in returning the people to their original ways. 570 more words

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