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Forum: The Books 10-07-2010, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Vultur
:( But I like the idea of Ancalagon being so big...

:( But I like the idea of Ancalagon being so big Godzilla would be finger-food...

(Kidding.)
Forum: The Books 10-06-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 32,956
Posted By Vultur
The towers as buildings: possible. But elsewhere...

The towers as buildings: possible. But elsewhere 'the towers of Thangorodrim' clearly means the mountain peaks: Morgoth raised them as slag-heaps, etc.



Certainly. Sauron was probably more...
Forum: The Books 10-04-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,057
Posted By Vultur
I agree that the omission of any mention of...

I agree that the omission of any mention of Turin's return from Mandos (whether to slay Ancalagon at the War of Wrath or to slay Morgoth at the Dagor Dagorath) changes the feel of the story...
Forum: The Books 10-04-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 32,956
Posted By Vultur
How big was Ancalagon?

From the Silm: "Before the rising of the sun Earendil slew Ancalagon the Black, the mightiest of the dragon-host, and cast him from the sky; and he fell upon the towers of Thangorodrim, and they were...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,724
Posted By Vultur
Hmm. I did mean the eight foot height. I...

Hmm. I did mean the eight foot height.

I meant ludicrous by modern standards though; I don't have any real problem with an almost 8' Elendil, as the Numenoreans were notably taller than modern...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,724
Posted By Vultur
The size of Morgoth and Sauron

How big do you imagine Morgoth's form (when he became locked into one shape, 'a dark lord, tall and terrible') was? I always imagined him absolutely towering over Fingolfin, three or four times his...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,195
Posted By Vultur
Galadriel wasn't necessarily 'unwise' to think...

Galadriel wasn't necessarily 'unwise' to think she could take the One Ring - she recognizes that she would become evil in the process. (She probably could, in a simple question of ability: she is...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-29-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,541
Posted By Vultur
What really happened (the Silmarillion)

I've seen versions of this kind of thing (humorous retellings of the Silmarillion) before: a (hilarious) thousand-word Silm on livejournal (http://camwyn.livejournal.com/328358.html), an (also...
Forum: The Books 02-15-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,536
Posted By Vultur
I was under the impression that Elrond *saw* the...

I was under the impression that Elrond *saw* the forces, but did not take part in any actual fighting. ("Beleriand was ablaze with the glory of their arms"; it was hardly a sneaky movement of...
Forum: The Books 02-15-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,580
Posted By Vultur
OK, thanks, that makes sense. (I had always...

OK, thanks, that makes sense.

(I had always wondered if the herald of Manwe was stretching the truth a bit with the 'none of the Valar etc. etc.' quote...)
Forum: The Books 02-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,580
Posted By Vultur
Numenoreans attacking the Valar

If the Valar are so incredibly powerful, why did they need Eru's help to fight off the Numenoreans?

The herald of Manwe says to Feanor (in reference to his calling Morgoth a Vala) that he could...
Forum: The Books 02-01-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,740
Posted By Vultur
At least in the 1930s, Tolkien had the Ekkaia or...

At least in the 1930s, Tolkien had the Ekkaia or Vaiya not being a real water ocean even before the downfall of Numenor. In the Ambarkanta (found in HoME IV) Vaiya is "more like to water below the...
Forum: The Books 02-01-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,289
Posted By Vultur
That's an interesting take on it; I never thought...

That's an interesting take on it; I never thought of that. I had always seen it as drawing on the concept of a lost Golden Age or Eden. In Greek and Roman myth there are four or five, depending on...
Forum: The Books 06-21-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,791
Posted By Vultur
Relative Power of the Bad Guys?

Well, we know that Melkor was the most powerful evil being. But once he was weakened by the slaying of the Two Trees, Ungoliant almost "killed" him. If Melkor was originally the most powerful...
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