‘Ungoliant’ Post: Follow-up

Spider (follow up)Impressed by the sheer amount of comments and personal theories in reply to this post (Ungoliant: a Fragment of Melkor’s Discord?), instead of commenting back to each and every one of you, I’ve decided to post your feedback here and discuss them one by one: constructing a follow-up article with a collection of your ideas on the subject.

Hopefully, this will create further discussion… Continue reading

Advertisements

Ungoliant: A Fragment of Melkor’s Discord?

Spider

*Warning! It gets as confusing as reading The Silmarillion in Khuzdul for the very first time … you have been warned!*

A question often arises within the first few chapters of reading The Silmarillion.

After the initial pages, readers get acquainted with Ilúvatar and the Ainur: the divisions between Valar and Maiar, and their entry into the physical world.

Then this being comes along by the name of Ungoliant – assuming the shape of a giant spider who aides the Vala Melkor, and drains the light from the Two Trees of Valinor.

Continue reading

#MiddleEarthIsReal

Those following me on Twitter, some of you may have noticed that recently, I have been tweeting images with the MiddleEarthIsReal hashtag.

The idea behind this was to capture every day moments and physical aspects of life, that somehow remind me of Middle-earth (whether it’s a reference to a quote or passage from the books, or a visual familiarity to the films).

Continue reading

The 10th Nazgûl?

Let’s talk about something pretty crazy within the Middle-earth legendarium, but intriguing nonetheless …

I’d just like to state that this is mere conjecture. It’s simply an idea … (and most likely, a preposterous one).

It may appeal to others though …

So I’m just going to throw this out there and hope others have thought about this, even for just a slight moment … Continue reading

Are you … a Tolkienist or a Ringer?

Writing on the Ring

Terminologies:

Tolkienist = an individual who studies, and is a fan of the works of J.R.R Tolkien

Ringer = an ardent reader of The Lord of the Rings – but more specifically, a fan of the films

Continue reading