Discussion in '"The Lord of the Rings"' started by Exma, Nov 14, 2015.
EcthelionL, your turn I guess...
OK, try this...
I was last to arrive but am the first to fight,
I get my name from my powerful might.
Slow to anger and slow to forget,
Who am I - have you guessed yet?
my guess is Legolas since I think he was the last one to arrive at Rivendell but the first to fight and his eleven traits make him slow to anger...?
I'm thinking it's Tulkas.
Not who I was thinking of
That's right - he was the last of the Valar to enter into Arda. Although he wasn't the first to actually fight he is always the most eager to enter battle. His name means 'strong' or 'steadfast' and he never forgave Melkor's deeds despite his pardon by Manwe.
Your turn Starbrow.
Your knowledge is obviously more advanced than mine I'm just a fan who likes LOTR and not an expert...
I wouldn't call myself an expert - there's so much of Tolkien's work that it would take a lifetime to learn it all. I just like reading him. I must have read The Lord of the Rings 20 times, The Hobbit 30 and the Silmarillion 40+!
Who is Celegorm speaking of in this quote?
Be he friend or foe, or demon wild of Morgoth, Elf, or mortal child, or any that here on earth may dwell, no law, nor love, nor league of hell, no might of Gods, no binding spell, shall him defend from haters fell of Feanor's sons.
Not sure. It reads like poetry so I'm guessing it comes from one of the Lays of Beleriand?
It also sounds like it's referring to the oath of Feanor to retrieve the Silmarils. So - who (that might otherwise be considered a friend) would have a Silmaril? My guess is Beren.
You are correct. It is Beren. The quote is from Beren and Luthien.
Your turn to come up with a question.
What does the name Melkor translate into English as?
I made two guesses, and I got close but I had to look it up on Tolkien Gateway. So I'll wait for someone else to answer, but I am interested in how specific Tolkien's translation is of the word!
I have the translation given in th text of the Silmarillion - but I'll accept a more literal translation.
Is it something like this:
The one who rises in might
Yep. The Silmarillion calls him 'He who arises in Might' but a more literal translation is 'Mighty Rising'.
Who was Elanor Gardner also known as?
Elanor the Fair, which is ironic as her married name was Elanor Fairbairn
Correct, your turn
What relation was Prince Imrahil to Boromir and Faramir?
Separate names with a comma.