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Correct, Grondy! You get the next question.
Yet I've always found it strange that there were never any hobbits called Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin, there were only Maura, Ban, Kali and Razar.
I only found the fact out recently though, so I suppose I've just got to get used to it.
Three groups of hobbits lived in the village of Tighfield, what was the know occupation of one of Sam's relatives that lived there?
Ropemaking by any chance Grondy.

Hey Grondy, can't a male have a name like Evenstar?? Can he not be an evenstar of his people?
Undomiel has the correct answer, so should post the next question.
Hey Grondy, can't a male have a name like Evenstar?? Can he not be an evenstar of his people?

Well, I'm a liberal about such things, so I don't see any problem with it; however, I suppose there are a few sticklers who would frown on the use of the name for a male. I think it really depends on one's culture, in our culture the evenstar, Venus is considered female, but there may be other cultures where it is male. In Tolkien's world the evenstar is the Silmaril worn on Eärendil's forehead as he sails his good ship Vingilot through the skies.
If you want a more definitive answer Undomiel, I'd suggest you post your question in a new thread under Characters.
Name the king of Gondor who married one of the northerner?
Aragorn? Arwen was from the north.
I meant the king who married Vidugavia. The king of Stoningland who married Vidugavia, of the northerners, the fore-runners of the Mark.
Ah, That Gondorian King name of Valacar didn't marry Vidugavia, king of Rhovanion, he married Vidugavia's daughter, Vidumavi.
Sorry, :P so what was the name of the king?
Right and it is your turn to take the ball.
What was Thorin Oakenshield's sword called?
Yes, also 'goblin cleaver' and Biter. Undomiel's turn.

Here's one I posted when I first joined:


Who was the grandfather of Bergil?

Baranor. Had to look this one up Wink Smilie


Who made the Doors of Moria (the one overlooking Eregion)?

Narvi made them.


But who drew the signs?

Celebrimbor Smile Smilie


Which city was the Capital of Numenor



What was the haven of the Faithful in Numenor?



Which infamous Goblin slew Thror

That would Azog, who branded his name on Thror's head.


Who was the son of Azog then?



How did Thorin Oakenshield get the second part of his name?

He used a piece of oak as a shield!


Who was Herion?

Herion was the 3rd ruling Steward of Gondor.  I think ;-)


Where did the she-spider Shelob come from?


Nirwen Celemirsel

Shelob was one of the many offsprings of Ungoliant. Shelob ran from the spoiler alert and hid in Mordor.

Here is a stickey wickett: Who was Khamul?????????????

Khamul was one of two (or three maybe?) of the named Nazgul. Also called, the shadow of the east, (I think).

Here's a fun one, did hobbits give or receive presents on their birthdays?

Good question, Cur :-)   I know for sure that the birthday person gives presents - and might receive them too, but not positive about that.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

So here's mine: how are Aragorn and Arwen related (not marriage)?  Namarie,

Nirwen Celemirsel

Ëarendel's grand-daughter is Arwen, and his Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandson is Aragorn. 

Next question, in the words of Gandalf the Grey, who has left the path of wisdom?

"He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."

Quoted from the 2nd LoTR book :-)  Got it, Cur.  /Smiles.  Also, your greats are annoying.  You could have just said 'Cousins ____ times removed ;-)

Well, here's mine again.  What happened to the two silmarils not stolen by Beren and Luthien?  Namarie,

Nirwen Celemirsel

The two silmarils that were still in the hands of Morgoth were taken from him at the War of the Wrath. But Maglor and Maedhros slew the guards and ran off with them. But their lifetime of foul deeds overcame them and they threw them into the earth and into the sea. Maglor threw his into the sea and Maehdros Threw himself with the Silmaril into the earth.

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