Thread: Mandos?
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Old 03-31-2001, 08:30 AM   #4
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Re: Mandos?

Elves are meant to live substantially as long as Arda has life. Thus they are not intended to die and if, by mischance or otherwise, an elf perishes, his or her fea (spirit) is summoned to Mandos to reflect upon his or her life and any misdeeds commited until the fea is &quot;healed&quot; at which time they may exit Mandos and be &quot;re-embodied&quot;.

Men such as Beren are not supposed to live as elves do. The Gift of Iluvatar is that they indeed perish and &quot;leave the world&quot;. Beren somehow waited in Mandos until Luthien joined him and she persuaded Mandos to release both to live out the remainder of their lives as Men.

"The Silmarils with living light
were kindled clear, and waxing bright
shone like stars that in the North
above the reek of earth leap forth." </p>
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