Are the archers in position? Give the order. If anything moves on that mountain, kill it.
- The name “Hobbit” derives from the Old English word “Holbytla”, which translates as “Hole-Dweller”
- The name “Frodo” is inspired by the Old English word “Frōd”, which translates as “Wise by Experience”
- The name “Bilbo” is derived from two Old English words, “Bil” which means “Sword”, and “Bo”, a shortening of the Old English word “Beorht”, meaning “Bright”. So, Bilbo translates as “Bright Sword”, referring to his glowing sword, Sting.
- The name “Smeagol” translates as “Creeping” or “Sneaking” in Old English
- The name “Gollum” derives from the Old Norse word “Gull”, which translates as “something gold, or something precious”, referring to how he calls the Ring his ‘precious’
- The name “Gandalf” is derived from two Old Norse Words, “Gandr” which means “wand” or staff” and “álfr” which means “elf”
- “Meriadoc” is a name referring to a mythical figure known as ‘Conan Meriadoc’, who is considered the founder of Brittany and the real-like House of Rohan, referring to his later involvement with the Riders of Rohan
- The name “Peregrin” is derived from the Latin “Peregrinus”, meaning “Wanderer”, while “Pippin” is a common name used by the Franks
- A lot of the Dwarf’s Names from The Hobbit come from the Norse Prose Edda, which is one of the oldest and most reliable records of Norse Mythology ever discovered. Names such as “Thorin”, “Ori” and “Fili”, as well as many other Dwarf Names, come from a list of Nordic Dwarf Names from this famous record
Conclusion: Nobody does Linguistics as well as Tolkien
nah bro YOU live in a society. i live in a hole in the ground. not a nasty, dirty, wet hole with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and th
#inktober day two. Sam is one of my favorite characters of all time. He’s what made me love Lord of the Rings the first time I saw it. His heart, his courage, his quiet heroism. The world needs Samwise Gamgees.
I don’t totally like how this turned out but I’m not sure why. But I couldn’t not post something already! #inktober2019 #lotr #lordoftherings #hobbit #samwisegamgee #samwise @seanastin #lotrfanart #fanart #ink #dailyart
Today is October 25 aka the Council of Elrond, where Frodo Baggins volunteered himself to bear the Ring. This happened only a day or so after regaining consciousness following his Morgul-knife wound, and he knew full well that dangers unknown were in store, but he volunteered anyway purely out of the goodness of his heart. He is too good for this world.
middle-earth meme ☆ 1/1 ages ☆ the years of the trees
This was the Noontide of the Blessed Realm, the fullness of its glory and its bliss, long in tale of years, but in memory too brief. In those days the Eldar became full-grown in stature of body and of mind, and the Noldor advanced ever in skill and knowledge; and the long years were filled with their joyful labours, in which many new things fair and wonderful were devised.
Fact 1: in the books, Aragorn was nicknamed “Strider” because of his long legs
Fact 2: someone also heckles him by calling him “Longshanks,” another jokey nickname about his long legs
Fact 3: Eomer nicknames Aragorn Wingfoot, because he has fast legs
Fact 4: So three of Aragorn’s names (that we know of) are just “Mr Legs”
Conclusion 1: Aragorn has incredibly awkwardly skinny long legs, they’re the first thing people notice about him
FINAL CONCLUSION: a book accurate Aragorn would look like this:
Would now be a good time to point out the last name Aragorn chose when he became king is “Telcontar,” which is literally an Elvish translation of “Strider”?
Nobles of Gondor: what will the name of your house be?
hobbits have the same bite force as crocodiles so if your hand gets too close while they’re eating you’re done for
aragorn: pippin has been going through our rations too quickly i’m going to ask him to cut it back
boromir self-dressing a hand wound: i wouldn’t do that if i were you
aragorn reaching out to touch pippin’s shoulder: sorry pippin that’s enough second breakfast for you today you’re going to have to scale it down
george rr martin rat in my kitchen at 2 am: why don’t we get the grimy political details of aragorn’s rule, good people ruling well because they’re good is a cop out and not realistic–
me with a rolled up newspaper and a vengeance: that’s not *whack* the point *whack* of the lord of the rings
I love that Tolkien took a paragraph aside in Bree, after all the horses were run off, just to let us know that A) Merry’s ponies were going to be fine and B) Mr. Butterbur would not, in the long run, suffer financially by the incident. He understood what was really important.
Tolkien would have let us know how the Cabbage Man was doing.
One of the recurring themes in Tolkien’s works is that the world belongs to the baker down the street as much as it does to the Lord of the Golden Hall. In almost every city we visit, Tolkien talks about shops and living arrangements and where people work and how they get their food.
One of the noticeable things about Tolkien’s Enemies are their complete disdain for the little people – even the ones that are loyal to them. Smaug, Sauron, Saruman are all rich, powerful, knowledgeable. All of them are disdainful of those weaker and smaller than they are, while Sauron and Saruman are obsequious to those stronger than they are (until they can become stronger). They don’t value parties and lunch and working in the garden.
They’ve missed the point of life.
@oneringnet event 12: favourite tolkien book
↳ the silmarillion
❝ Here ends the SILMARILLION. If it has passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin, that was of old the fate of Arda Marred; and if any change shall come and the Marring be amended, Manwë and Varda may know; but they have not revealed it, and it is not declared in the dooms of Mandos. ❞