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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 246 - Counting the cost

15th October 2015 (19:53)

I don't think there's anything in canon about what Eärwen did during/after the Kinslaying, or whether she was with her husband (Finarfin) or her father (Olwë) at the time. Of course, she and her father are pretty much the only Teleri we have names for...

    Part 246 Counting the cost

    Next time: Part 247: Stormy waters

    Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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: erimthar (erimthar)
    Posted at: 16th October 2015 14:19 (UTC)

    Uinen is bouncing on her tail again. I bet she does it gracefully, though. :-)

    It's interesting to consider the attitude toward death the elves in Aman have. For them it's really not much more than a painful inconvenience, at least for those who want to come back. Unless Námo finally puts his foot down at the idea of Mandos turning into a metaphysical bus station.

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 16th October 2015 14:37 (UTC)

    I think of Uinen as being, well, bouncy, not graceful. Though it's likely Olwë is standing on the quayside and Uinen is actually in the water of the harbour.

    Regarding death - I actually think at this point they'll be more bewildered than anything else. Remember that at this point in history exactly two (2) people had died in Aman in all the time they've been there, and both were special cases. I think the realisation that the people killed here aren't coming back for a long time will take a long while to fully sink in.

    My rule of thumb is that even the most blameless and innocent elf spends a thousand years in Mandos before being allowed to return. Those with sins on their conscience are there for much longer.

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