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Favorite Silmarillion "Full" Tale

Favorite Silmarillion Full Tale

  • The Children of HĂșrin

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Tale of Beren and LĂșthien

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • The Fall of Gondolin

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • AinulindalĂ«

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • AkallabĂȘth

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


Mar 3, 2017
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The Undying Lands
In the Preface to the Children of HĂșrin, Christopher Tolkien references a letter from his father, in which J.R.R. Tolkien describes these these three stories from the Silmarillion as being "full in treatment and equally independent, and yet linked to the general history": 1) The Tale of Beren and LĂșthien 2) The Children of HĂșrin 3) The Fall of Gondolin.

I notice that he uses the adjectives "full, independent, and yet linked to the general history", which also brings to mind two more: 1) AinulindalĂ« and 2) AkallabĂȘth. If anyone thinks of one that I didn't include that would fit, choose the "other" option and let us know which one!

Which is your favorite from the Silmarillion?

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