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Forum: The Books 08-07-2021, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Saurondil
Silmaril To make a Biblical analogy: for most Christians -...

To make a Biblical analogy: for most Christians - with the significant exception of Protestantism - there are 14 chapters in the OT Book of Daniel. In the Jewish Bible, there are 12. Protestantism...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2021, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Saurondil
Ring I discovered LOTR in 1977. I wondered about...

I discovered LOTR in 1977.

I wondered about a lot of the references to (what was in fact) the Sil, and accepted them as part of the feigned history of that world. Reading the Sil was a definite...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,892
Posted By Saurondil
How can one avoid missing that ?

How can one avoid missing that ?
Forum: The Books 07-16-2020, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Saurondil
I am really looking forward to this……

I am really looking forward to this……
Forum: The Books 02-01-2020, 05:18 AM
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Views: 16,992
Posted By Saurondil
Gilim is the name of a cuneiform sign used to...

Gilim is the name of a cuneiform sign used to write Sumerian. Since Uruk is the Akkadian name of the place called Erech in Genesis 10, and since Sumerian and Akkadian were both languages of Ancient...
Forum: The Books 02-01-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,495
Posted By Saurondil
1420! The memory of the War of Wrath is preserved in...

The memory of the War of Wrath is preserved in the placename Cape Wrath, off the north-east coast of Scotland. IOW, it is adjacent to the region south of the Arctic, where Angband lay. The Ice Bay of...
Forum: The Books 08-16-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,420
Posted By Saurondil
Narya Perhaps because Elves were nobler in origin and...

Perhaps because Elves were nobler in origin and powers than Men, so that such marriages “enhanced” the non-Elvish spouse ?

The female spouse in a trans-Racial union seems to help that union...
Forum: The Books 02-08-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,670
Posted By Saurondil
That seems to be the most natural interpretation....

That seems to be the most natural interpretation.

Forgiving someone, treats them as a member of the human race.
Saruman has fallen so low, that, not content with refusing forgiveness for himself,...
Forum: The Books 01-28-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,200
Posted By Saurondil
Sorry, not understood. I can’t see anything...

Sorry, not understood.

I can’t see anything in my post that means that.

STM the thirty silver pennies owe their description to the needs of the story, and to nothing beyond that. They fit...
Forum: The Books 01-12-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,787
Posted By Saurondil
My impression is that there was no pressing...

My impression is that there was no pressing narrative reason for one number of points to be preferred to the other. Though it would have been appropriate, had there been a connection between the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-12-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 149,048
Posted By Saurondil
Saurondil = “friend of Sauron”. I wanted...

Saurondil = “friend of Sauron”. I wanted something simple, that I could remember, and a bit unusual.
Forum: The Books 01-12-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,787
Posted By Saurondil
Tolkien Companion 2014 and the points on the 7 stars of Elendil

About the Tolkien Companion - it contains this passage, on p.516, beginning at the second line from the top:

“In regard to many-pointed stars, in the 1966 Index as first published each of the...
Forum: The Books 01-11-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,200
Posted By Saurondil
Thirty silver pennies in a fundamentally religious and Catholic work

Seems to me either too far-fetched, or mistaking the things of common life for specifically Christian allusions. It seems to me that the thirty silver pennies are mentioned for their value to the...
Forum: The Books 08-22-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,840
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree A few examples of greed

A pretty prominent one. Examples include:

Melkor
The Dwarves as a People
Feanor
Thingol
Turgon
Ancalime
Tar-Atanamir the Great
Tar-Ciryatan
Forum: The Books 07-13-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,534
Posted By Saurondil
Alternatively, Ar-Zimraphel may have been a...

Alternatively, Ar-Zimraphel may have been a sincere worshipper of Eru - then again, she may not. The idea is interesting in itself, even though Nan Tasarion is not in Numenor.

The point of the...
Forum: The Books 07-13-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,645
Posted By Saurondil
The logic that requires Feanor to be blamed for...

The logic that requires Feanor to be blamed for everything, doesn't go far enough - Morgoth is the source of all the evil in Arda, including that in Feanor. Feanor is as much a victim as a criminal -...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,838
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## Perhaps the constitution of Numenor, so far as...

## Perhaps the constitution of Numenor, so far as it is recoverable, would be enough to ensure that kind of culture. It seems to depend on custom, much more than on statute. In an ideal state, there...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-16-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,934
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## TY for the welcome :) I thought it was a...

## TY for the welcome :)

I thought it was a shame that one of Isildur's three elder sons could not have been spared - as (say) the third man to escape the slaughter with Ohtar & Estelmo. Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,020
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## The first I read "The Passing of Boromir" I...

## The first I read "The Passing of Boromir" I was - IIRC - rather shocked. I'm pretty sure that I assumed Tolkien was having an an Old English moment (Boromir = Old English defence, dying...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,528
Posted By Saurondil
## Thanks for the correction - & the welcome...

## Thanks for the correction - & the welcome :)
Forum: The Books 03-11-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,350
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## Metaphysical problem: if the "evil elements"...

## Metaphysical problem: if the "evil elements" don't exist, they can't be annihilated. Evil is not a thing in itself - it's a lack of a good that is meant to be present. Evil is not a thing in...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-11-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,585
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## If there is a more elegant way of referring to...

## If there is a more elegant way of referring to (what are called) charm, colour, & quarks, so much the better :) Is there an Old English term for "baryonic matter" ? Maybe a kenning would work.......
Forum: The Books 03-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,350
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## How did you feel when Utumno & Thangorodrim...

## How did you feel when Utumno & Thangorodrim fell ?


## Sauron - like Melkor - reduces himself to what he becomes. It is his own doing, and his own fault. AFAICS, he is a "mini-Melkor", a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,120
Posted By Saurondil
White Tree ## Probably not until the coming of Sauron, or...

## Probably not until the coming of Sauron, or even later:

"This was the beginning of that people that in the Grey-elven speech are called the Dunedain: the Numenoreans, Kings among Men. But they...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-07-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,249
Posted By Saurondil
## Maeglin needed to go into therapy - he must...

## Maeglin needed to go into therapy - he must have been horribly traumatised by:

the disharmony between his parents

the death of his mother at the hands of his father

seeing the execution...
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