Trivia from Tolkien's Books

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mungo
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Post#101 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:00 pm

I thought he first found out about it because Hurin shouted on a mountain top in despair about its locale. It was part of Hurin's doom to bring about the fall of Gondolin, no? Later Maeglin is captured and not only through some serious torture, but also through the promis of getting his hands on some fine elvish booty, gives up where Gondolin is as well as some inside treachery on bringing it down.

I could be wrong though.. it's a bit hazy.

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elen
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Post#102 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:02 pm

I actually meant Húrin, but your answer is even more full, as, it seems to me, Morgoth didn't quite catch the hint from the first time :orchuh:

Your turn, Mungo!

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Post#103 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:07 pm

Sweet.

Here's a question:
Is the union of Aragorn and Arwen incestuous at all? And if so, how?

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gandalf-olorin
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Post#104 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:57 pm

Kindly trust Tolkien to have arranged things better than that! Marriage was always allowed between distant relations, and that, I take it, is what is between Aragorn and Arwen. But there was nothing remotely kinky about it.


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On what/whom did Tolkien base the character of Galadriel?

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Post#105 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:54 pm

An amalgam of Queen Victoria and his third grade teacher, Miss Halsey. Okay, I made this up. Does anyone else know the answer to the above question?
'Share and enjoy'

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maydmarion
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Post#106 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:12 pm

I don't know for sure but I have read that it was the Mary, the Blessed Virgin?

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cloveress
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Post#107 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:18 am

I dunno...Mary, the holy virgin as Galadriel?? I think it was Tolkien's grandma!

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gandalf-olorin
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Post#108 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:44 am

Maydmarion is correct, as Tolkien revealed in his Letters and various interviews. Now you get to pose the next question!

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Post#109 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:40 am

What and who was Tolkien's inspiration for the tale of Luthien and Beren :question:

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Post#110 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:07 am

His wife dancing at a picnic they went on?... I know Luthien was inspired by his wife, but I'm not sure what you mean by the what.

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