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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.
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Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 22nd March 2015 16:33 (UTC)

I'm surprised this is happening so soon. If Miriel comes back to life before Fëanor goes off and makes his big mistake, won't she be able to talk him out of it?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd March 2015 16:54 (UTC)

I was thinking about that, and it strikes me that if Míriel showed up now, given Fëanor's mental state, it could well be disastrous. Think how much resentment he would feel at her "abandoning" him as a child, especially if he finds out that his father sacrified his own chance at resurrection to give Míriel a second life.

I mean, Fëanor knew Míriel for less than 10 years, and that was over 3,000 years ago. They'd be strangers to each other now.

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