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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 87: Horn concerto

9th December 2013 (15:24)

Ulmo playing music to the Elves on his horns so they lost their fear of the Sea is one of the sillier bits of the Silmarillion, IMO. :)

If you remember, my personal fanon is that Elwë and Olwë are the sons of Enel and Enelyë.


Part 87: Horn concerto



Next time: Part 88: Mind the ...! Oops.

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 15:36 (UTC)

If Tolkien had been able to look forward in time and see this comic, I think he would have scrapped the whole Eressëa Ferry idea.

Couldn't Uinen use her tail as an outboard motor?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 15:49 (UTC)

Hey, it's canon that the Valar got big whales to push the island along, rather than doing it themselves!

(Though confusingly, in the Book of Lost Tales the chief whale is called Uin, while Ossë's wife is Ónen.)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 17:33 (UTC)

I'm sure it seemed a lot less ridiculous in his head at the time.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 20:09 (UTC)
Don't want to know!

Depending on what he'd been drinking...

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 20:12 (UTC)
Jedi Kermit

Ulmo playing music to the Elves on his horns

Seventy six trombones led the big migration...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 23:32 (UTC)

Followed by Buffy, who'd finally sussed out what she wanted...

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 20:16 (UTC)

Nice touch showing the kraken swimming backwards.

Does Tolkien go into any sort of detail about what kind of music he played? It has to be something stirring and motivating. I'm guessing either something by Elgär or something from HMS Pïnaföre?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th December 2013 23:42 (UTC)

Traditional sea shanties, I assume. "What shall we do with a drunken sailor?"

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 10th December 2013 09:35 (UTC)
tolkien

I've been enjoying these!

The whales are kind of adorable.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th December 2013 17:55 (UTC)

Thanks!

It's their smiles that does it, I think. :)

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