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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 197 - And it feels so good

19th March 2015 (20:35)

Oh the complexities you get yourself into when you try and reconcile the existence of an immortal race of beings with strict Roman Catholic doctrines on divorce...

Obviously when Tolkien wrote that Nerdanel went to live with Indis after leaving Fëanor he didn't mean it that way. Probably not, anyway. :)

As a reminder, Vairë is the wife of Námo, and thus the Lady of Mandos. She's also a lot more approachable than her husband.

Part 197: And it feels so good

Next time: Part 198: And it's understood

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: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 21st March 2015 02:35 (UTC)

Man, I always had this impression of Finwe's defining characteristic being the ability to love others unconditionally and stick with them no matter what (his "divorce" from Miriel aside)
You capture this here really well.
Also Nerdanel/Indis. I can live with that! Also once hear a theory of Finarfin/Earwen/Anaire after

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd March 2015 16:45 (UTC)

I've seen him criticised for how ready he was to abandon Indis, after all the fuss that he made wanting to marry her in the first place. I do think he's motivated by concern for other people, though (including his son), rather than selfishness.

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