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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 79: Old unfamiliar places

7th November 2013 (14:06)

Clearly, today's joke was an obvious one. Some of you may share Ingwë's exasperation.  :)


Part 79: Old unfamiliar places

Next time: Part 80: Let's split up

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: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 17:17 (UTC)

I keep having to look up all these references on account of your musical taste being different to mine... :) (Stairway to Heaven being the only song of theirs I'm even remotely familiar with.)

From what I can work out, the Quenya for Led Zeppelin is Tulyana Vilmacirya. :)

(That's 'led' in the sense of 'guided along'. 'Lead' in the sense of 'made of soft, heavy metal' would be 'canuva'.)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 18:43 (UTC)

Hey, I'm just impressed there's a Quenya word for "Zeppelin"... o_O

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 19:29 (UTC)

It's just "airship" literally translated into Quenya. (At least he didn't call it a balloon. Monty Python fans can tell you why that's a bad idea!)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 23:32 (UTC)

Well, 'airship' itself is just 'Luftschiff' literally translated into English, so there's precedent. :)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 8th November 2013 18:08 (UTC)

You realise that I am now desperately trying to work out how I could possibly include this in The Returnverse...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th November 2013 21:46 (UTC)

I think Led Zeppelin is more the sort of music Spike would mock, rather than enjoy; but he'd certainly be familiar with their work.

Or maybe some of Aulë's apprentices could make an actual zeppelin made of lead - for some obscure plot-related reason - to rescue Tindome? :)

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