~Tolkien Trivia Game~

Discussion in '"The Lord of the Rings"' started by Exma, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. hxrxy

    hxrxy Son of Thrain, Son of Thror

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    EcthelionL, your turn I guess...
     
  2. EcthelionL

    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    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?
     
  3. hxrxy

    hxrxy Son of Thrain, Son of Thror

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    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...?
     
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    I'm thinking it's Tulkas.
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    Not who I was thinking of
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    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.
     
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    hxrxy Son of Thrain, Son of Thror

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    Your knowledge is obviously more advanced than mine I'm just a fan who likes LOTR and not an expert...
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    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+!
     
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    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.
     
  10. EcthelionL

    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    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.
     
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    You are correct. It is Beren. The quote is from Beren and Luthien.
    Your turn to come up with a question.
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    What does the name Melkor translate into English as?
     
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    Azrubêl Drúadan

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    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!
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    I have the translation given in th text of the Silmarillion - but I'll accept a more literal translation.
     
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    hxrxy Son of Thrain, Son of Thror

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    Is it something like this:

    The one who rises in might

    ???
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    Yep. The Silmarillion calls him 'He who arises in Might' but a more literal translation is 'Mighty Rising'.

    Your turn.
     
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    hxrxy Son of Thrain, Son of Thror

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    Who was Elanor Gardner also known as?
     
  18. EcthelionL

    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    Elanor the Fair, which is ironic as her married name was Elanor Fairbairn
     
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    hxrxy Son of Thrain, Son of Thror

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    Correct, your turn
     
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    EcthelionL Away with the Eldar...

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    What relation was Prince Imrahil to Boromir and Faramir?