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.

 

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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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Episode 07: The Oathiest of Oaths; The Speechiest of Speeches

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Podcast, Silmarillion, Tolkien | 0 comments

Join Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy as we discuss Chapter Nine of the Silmarillion, Of the Flight of the Noldor.

  • Helcar…whatever
  • How many messengers? How many speeches?
  • Caitlin has FEELINGS about Fëanor.
  • Oaths and Curses.

 

Characters

    • Finwë – Ambassador/King of the Noldor/Fëanor’s Father
    • Fëanor – Son of Miriel and Finwe. Creates the Silmarils. Has a bitter hatred of Melkor.
    • Fingolfin/Finarfin – Fëanor’s half brothers. Their sons are also talked about in this chapter (their wives are never mentioned, of course)
    • Olwë – Lord of the Teleri, younger brother of Elwë who was the first Lord of the Teleri. Elwë stayed in Middle Earth and became known as Thingol.
    • Manwë – King of the Valar
    • Varda – Queen of the Valar, Lady of Stars
    • Nienna – the Mourner
    • Mandos –  Lord of the Halls of the Dead
    • Melkor – Evil Dude. AKA Morgoth

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Episode 06: Tuna on Túna

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

On this week’s episode Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Chapter 8: The Darkening of Valinor

Characters

  • Finwë – Ambassador/King of the Noldor/Fëanor’s Father
  • Fëanor – Son of Miriel and Finwe. Creates the Silmarils. Has a bitter hatred of Melkor.
  • Fingolfin/Finarfin – Fëanor’s half brothers.
  • Manwë – King of the Valar
  • Varda – Queen of the Valar, Lady of Stars
  • Melkor – Evil Dude. AKA Morgoth
  • Oromë – Lord of Forests. He was the Valar who first discovered the elves had come into the world and brought them to Valinor.
  • House of Finwë – For reference, but also spoilers because it goes a couple generations farther than who we’ve met.

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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.

The Legacy of Jolkien Rolkien Rolkien Tolkien:

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