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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 162 - Gang colours

23rd October 2014 (13:53)

Guess which Shakespeare play I studied at school? :)

Also, today's cartoon contains an in-joke for people who know the laws of heraldry...

Fëanor's audience is all the grandchildren of Finwë, assembled together.

Part 162: Gang colours

Next time: Part 163: Resistible Rise of Fëanor

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: 23rd October 2014 16:05 (UTC)

all the men are carrying lozenges and the girls have square shields?

Almost, but it's simpler than that. What the women are carrying are, in fact, lozenges in the heraldic sense (diamond-shaped shields).

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 24th October 2014 01:42 (UTC)
all will yet be well

Though Tolkien reversed it in his heraldry for some reason, so that the men's emblems are diamond-shaped and the women's are round. (It's not mentioned anywhere in the books that I know of, but if you find his drawings, that's what they look like.)

/random trivia

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