Posts by Caitlin

Episode 12: The Secret SECRET Place

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week we discuss chapter 18 of the Silmarillion, “Of the Ruin of Beleriund and the Fall of Fingolfin.”

I’m not going to list the characters this week. There is too many. Instead here is a screenshot of our google doc with the characters.

 

Map of where the Noldor had set up before the battle.

Map of the Realms of Beleriand

Map of the Movements within the Battle

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Episode 11: Emo Goth Elf

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

In this weeks episode we discuss Chapter 16, “Of Maeglin” and Chapter 17, “Of the Coming of Men into the West”

Caitlin is about to leave the country for a week and so does not have time for extensive show notes, but here is a family tree of the Edain:

This is the easiest to understand one I could find.

Here is a very simplified version to see how the houses eventually come together.

 

And here is the interview with Tolkien.

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Episode 10: Glamping

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week on So, You Want to Read Tolkien, we discuss Chapter 14 and 15 of the Silmarillion.

Chapter 14 – Of Beleriand and It’s Realms

Please just look at these maps. Nothing happens.

Chapter 15 – Of the Noldor in Beleriand

Noldor

  • Turgon – son of Fingolfin, brother Fingon, etc.
  • Idril aka Celebrindal – Turgon’s daughter. She’s important later because of the men involved in her life. Of course.
  • Galadriel – Daughter of Finarfin, the Noldor lord who stayed in Valinor.
  • ”Sons of Finarfin” – Finrod – Lord of Nargothrond
  •  Angrod

Sindar

  • Melian – Maiar, Thingol’s wife
  • Thingol – King of Doriath
  • Cirdan – Lord of the Havens

Valar

  • Ulmo – Valar of the sea, seems to be breaking the whole “we are notting getting involved” proclamation. Still upset about Manwe dumping him for a woman I guess.
  • Morgoth – The big bad

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Episode 09: They’re Only HALF-Cousins

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

On this week’s episode of So, You Want to Read Tolkien, Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Chapters 12 and 13 of the Silmarillion.

Characters

Chapter 12

  • Manwë – Lord of the Valar
  • Ulmo – Valar of the Sea
  • Yavanna – Valar of fruits and growing things. The one who made the Trees.
  • Mandos – Valar in charge of the Halls of the Dead.
  • Morgoth – Big Bad.
  • Barahir – The first human mentioned in the book.
  • Beren – Son of Barahir.
  • Earendil – Briefly mentioned, going to be important later.
  • Elwing – See above.
  • Elrond – Son of Earendil and Elwing.

Chapter 13

  • A whole bunch of Noldor. See below for how everyone is related. THEY’RE ONLY HALF COUSINS.
  • House of Finwë – For reference, but also spoilers because it goes a couple generations farther than who we’ve met.
  • Thingol – King of the sindar living in Doriath behind Melian’s Girdle.
  • Melian – Thingol’s wife, a maiar, created the Girdle so evil forces would not be able to find Menegroth, their home in Doriath.
  • Gothmog – Lord of Balrogs.
  • Glaurung – BABY DRAGON.
  • Thorondor – Lord of Eagles.
  • Morgoth comes up again.

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Episode 08: Daddy Morgoth

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

This week on So, You Want to Read Tolkien, we discuss Chapter 10 “Of the Sindar” and Chapter 11 “Of the Sun and Moon and the hiding of Valinor”

 

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