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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 66: A fair fight

19th September 2013 (14:13)

Originally, I was boggled by the idea that Tolkien would give a special mythological name to a chain, of all things. Then I realised Angainor was probably a homage to Gleipnir in Norse myth.


Part 66: A fair fight

Next time: Part 67: Crime and punishment

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!


Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th September 2013 15:33 (UTC)

So how did they test the chains?

"There, honey. Can you break out of these?"
"Of course I can. I'm basically a goddess."
"But let's pretend you're Melkor..."
"That's a weird fantasy."
"Wait, I didn't mean - "
"But OK. 'Ooooh, I'm so evil. I'm bad baddy bad and your chains won't hold me forever. Does it turn you on?'"

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th September 2013 17:03 (UTC)

Heh. Emma Caulfield playing Yavanna in the Silmarillion movie? :)

Though technically, a chain strong enough to hold Melkor would hold any of the other Valar too, except possibly Tulkas since "brute strength" is his power.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 20th September 2013 13:42 (UTC)

I imagine those six-inch platform shoes are a real hindrance to Melkor in a fistfight.

Don't even tell me where Tulkas put Grond... I don't want to know.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th September 2013 17:19 (UTC)

But Melkor's shoes have sharp points on the toes! They're lethal weapons! :)

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