Posts made in May, 2018

Episode 17: The Answer is Always Doom

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

Join Caitlin, Rachel and Emily this week to discuss The Silmarillion, Chapter 23 “Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin.”

Characters

Tuor – son of Huor, therefore nephew of Húrin and cousin to Túrin, born immediately after the battle of unnumbered tears.

Ulmo – vala of the oceans, only one who hasn’t abandoned Middle Earth.

Turgon – Lord of Gondolin

Voronwë – the only elf to return from the ships Turgon sent to try to go to Valinor and try to get help

Idril Celebrindal – daughter of Turgon

Maeglin – nephew of Turgon, child of Turgon’s sister Aredhel and the emo elf Eol.

Ecthelion – guardian of the gate to Gondolin

Glorfindel – along with Ecthelion, Turgon’s captains

Thorondor – lord of the eagles

Morgoth – still evil

Gothmog – Lord of the Balrogs

Manwë – king of the Valar.

 

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Episode 16: Magical Friendship Necklace

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emily discuss Chapter 22 of The Silmarillion, “Of the Fall of Doriath.”

Characters:

Húrin – brother of Huor, father of Túrin, has been tortured by Morgoth for the last 28 years

Morwen – Húrin’s wife, was lost in the confusion of Glaurung’s smoke

Turgon – lord of Gondolin, once upon a time was friends with Húrin

Thorondor – lord of the eagles of Manwe

Mîm – the petty dwarf who betrayed Túrin last chapter

Thingol – elf lord of Doriath, in possession of a Silmaril

Melian – maia lady of Doriath.

Beren and Luthien – our disney princesses, got the silmaril from Morgoth, Beren died and came back, Luthien became human to live with him.

Dior – son of Beren and Luthien, grandchild of Thingol and Melian, making him human, elf, and maia.

The sons of Feanor – As a collective. They swore a very very serious oath to pursue the Silmarils at all costs, and that’s why we’re in this fucking mess.

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Episode 15: Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week on So, You Want to Read Tolkien, Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Chapter 22 of the Silmarillion, “Of Turin Turambar.”

Characters:

Rian – Wife of Huor, mother of Tuor.
Morwen – Wife of Hurin, mother of Turin, Nienor, and the short lived Lalaith.

Túrin – the main character
Nienor – his sister.

Beleg Strongbow, called Cúthalion – elf of Doriath, really really loves Túrin.

Thingol and Melian – elf and maia rulers of Doriath.

Mablung – elf captain of Doriath, also friend of Túrin

Mîm – a petty-dwarf.

Gwindor – the elf from Nargothrond who had tried to avenge his brother in the last one and got taken by Morgoth. Now he’s super duper wrecked after being forced into hard labor.

Orodreth – now-king of Nargothrond (Finrod was his brother)

Finduilas – Orodreth’s daughter, yet another super duper unbelievably pretty elf who serves no purpose other than to be a love interest
Three guesses who she falls in love with “against her will”?

Morgoth – still evil
Glaurung – still a dragon, way more manipulative than fire-breathy in this one

 

Here is a map show casing the travels of Túrin and Nienor.

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