Drunk Tolkien Episode 1: The Silmarillion

Welcome to our first episode of Drunk Tolkien!

This week drunkenly recap the Silmarillion and have no idea what anyone’s name is.

Achaidh Cheide – Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340
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Episode 06: Tuna on Túna

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


  • 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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Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 02: Chocolate and Beer

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


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

All of Creation