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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: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd March 2015 00:48 (UTC)

You'll see that tomorrow. :)

Spoiler: Yes she does, but she can't face the idea of rejoining the Noldor given what's going on - so she goes and knocks on Vairë's door and asks if she can serve her. Vairë gives her a job as her Chief Handmaid (which I presume makes her equal in rank, if not seniority, to Ilmarë - she's the only non-Ainu in Vairë's household). Míriel then spends her time weaving tapestries to decorate the Halls of Mandos. Finwë enjoys looking at them.

Also, she changes her name to Fíriel, which is a pun on the Quenya word for 'to sigh' or 'to die' (The Noldor didn't even have a word for 'to die' before Míriel did it) translated as 'she who died'.

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