Posts by Caitlin

Episode 05: Jolkien Rolkien Rolkien Tolkien

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

ON this weeks episode Caitlin, Rachel and Emmy discuss Chapter 5: Of Feanor and the Unchaining of Melkor, and Chapter 6: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor, in their Silmarillion discussion.

Characters

  • Finwë – Ambassador/King of the Noldor/Fëanor’s Father
  • Miriel – Married to Finwë, Mother of Fëanor, First elf to ever die.
  • Fëanor – Son of Miriel and Finwe. Creates the Silmarils. Has a bitter hatred of Melkor.
  • Nerdanel – Fëanor’s wife.
  • Mahtan – Nerdanel’s father, teaches Fëanor about crafting metal and stone.
  • Indis – Finwë’s second wife and mother of Fingolfin and Finarfin.
  • Fingolfin/Finarfin – Fëanor’s half brothers.

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Episode 04: Netflix and Chill with Manwë

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

In this weeks episode of So, You Want to Read Tolkien, Rachel and Emily and Caitlin read Chapter 4: Of Thingol and Melian, and Chapter 5: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

 

Chapter 4 Characters

  • Thingol – Discussed in the previous chapter as Elwë. One of the 3 ambassadors that went to Valinor, saw the tress, and convinced other elves to make the journey. The lord of the Teleri elves until they split up.
  • Melian – A Maia of the Valar Lorien.

Chapter 5 Characters

Chapter 5 is mostly about the House Finwë. A lot of names are mentioned so instead of listing them all, I shall link to a family tree here. The tree goes a couple more generations than is mentioned in this chapter. Those generations will happen over the course of the book so it is a handy guide to have.

 

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Episode 03: The Mental Health of Orcs

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week we discuss Chapter 2 and 3 of the Silmarillion, “Of Aulë and Yavanna” and “Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor”

Chapter 2 Characters:

  • Aulë
  • Yavanna
  • Manwë
  • Iluvatar
  • Dwarves
  • Ents
  • Eagles

Chapter 3 Characters and References:

  • Oromë
  • Varda
  • Melkor
  • Manwë
  • Mandos
  • Ulmo
  • Melkor
  • Sauron
  • Balrogs and Orcs
  • and a whole lotta Elves

Click here for a map of the journey the Elves take.

Click here for a map of the lands of Beleriand and Ossiriand and how they match up to the more common map of Middle Earth.

Groups of Elves:

After going on my long sum up of the different groupings of Elves, I found this page in my book which breaks them all down and is very helpful.

The most important ones to remember for now, are the Noldor and the Teleri.

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Episode 02: Chocolate and Beer

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week on So, You Want to Read Tolkien, we discuss Chapter One of Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days.

  • Melkor and the true meaning of Christmas
  • Tulkas and his laughter
  • The Lamps go up, the Lamps come down.
  • Trees!
  • First mention of the Silmarils
  • Elves and Humans are coming…some time.

Here is some fabulous art of the Valar and here is a brief description of the ones mentioned in this chapter:

    • Melkor – The Dark Enemy, Morgoth
    • Manwë – Lord of wind and air, King of the Valar
    • Ulmo – Sea King
    • Aulë – Master of crafts and earth and all that is underneath
    • Oromë – Lord of Forests
    • Mandos – Lord of Death and judgement
    • Tulkas – Lord of Strenth (and wrestling)
    • Varda – Lady of the Stars
    • Yavanna – Giver of Fruits

Maps!

I found the maps in my Atlas of Middle Earth that I used as a reference, they might help:

All of Creation

Valinor

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Episode 01: Team Melkor!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

On this weeks episode we discuss the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta, the first two short stories in The Silmarillion.

  • Is Ilúvatar just a really terrible dad?
  • Sexism, ableims, and heteronormivity all in one chapter!
  • Creation is created!…or whatever

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Here is some fabulous art of the Valar and here is a brief description:

  • Melkor – The Dark Enemy, Morgoth
  • Manwë – Lord of wind and air, King of the Valar
  • Ulmo – Sea King
  • Aulë – Master of crafts and earth and all that is underneath
  • Oromë – Lord of Forests
  • Mandos – Lord of Death and judgement
  • Lorien – Lord of Dreams and Visions
  • Tulkas – Lord of Strenth (and wrestling)
  • Varda – Lady of the Stars
  • Yavanna – Giver of Fruits
  • Nienna – Lady Mourning and Weeping
  • Estë – Lady of Healing and Rest
  • Vairë – the Weaver
  • Vana – the Ever Young
  • Nessa – …she likes to dance?

Here is some art of the Maiar, and some of the ones of note:

  • Mairon  – Aka Gorthaur the Cruel aka Sauron
  • Melian – We’ll get to know her a lot in the Silmarilion.
  • Curumo – Seen elsewhere as Saruman
  • Olorin – Seen elsewhere as Gandalf
  • Aiwindel – Seen elsewhere as Radagast

 

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