When the Balrog and Gandalf get in a fight, it lasts for about 10 days!! 2 demi-gods battling to death, and it's such insanity. 10 days sounds exactly how long that would last. Even though in the common tongue it is an incomprehensibly long time for any one thing to go on.
When the Valar took down Morgoth they destroyed like half of Arda, which is again such a crazy idea but of course these ethereal powers do unfathomable damage to the lands of simple mortals.
But it just is so wild to even comprehend the idea of that, and he seems to consistently write his stories around it.
It's so cool, and i'm sure there are more examples, but how did he think of this. To have such absolute madness still resonate in a realistic form?
>How did Tolkien acquire
>Valar took down Morgoth
Sauron betrayed him though, didn’t he?
what would sauron ''betraying'' any of the valar even mean to them?
Betrayed Morgoth, his superior.
Different iteration of the Silmarillion I suppose.
yeah, his superior. And not by a little
a maiar isn't really a threat to valar i think..
>Sauron betrayed him though, didn’t he?
I don’t think he does? Instead of killing him, the Valar tell him to go to Mandos and repent and he might just receive a pardon and he almost does but he ultimately doesn’t because of the humiliation.
Page(s) before this?
It’s from the Fall of Numenor book that came out last year. It complies all of the lore Tolkien wrote on the matter
So previous pages doesn’t have what I mentioned, or you just rather skip to the part you were thinking of?
And i am just going by the Silmarillion
So there’s nothing in there about the circumstances of their nabbing him and what Sauron’s part in it was?
Don’t you have a copy of the Silmarillion?
Sauron isn't mentioned in the section of the Silmarillion that covers the War of Wrath. His appearance in the Akallabeth doesn't mention what he did immediately after the end of the First Age aside from saying that he hid in Middle-earth and grew strong again. Unless you count Sauron feeling a brief moment of genuine regret and wanting to be forgiven by the Valar, he did not betray Morgoth.
what do you mean because there are already 15 books about middle earth??
No. Melkor was defeated twicez like Sauron was. First, the Valars, together, managed to send him back to Angband. Second, he was defeated in a great war, and was sent to basically non-existence, where the Valar lived with Iluvatar before Arda.
so I for one am wondering why gandalf didn't tell this
'' There is no way out of that ravine.
Th�oden is walking into a trap. He thinks
he�s leading them to safety. What they
will get is a massacre. Th�oden has
a strong will but I fear for him. I
fear for the survival of Rohan. He will
need you before the end, Aragorn. The
people of Rohan will need you. The defences
HAVE to hold.
They will hold.
[Turns to Shadowfax and strokes him]
The Grey Pilgrim... that�s what they
used to call me.''
to Theoden instead of Aragorn and Legolas
Because some people just have a sense of that sort of thing, Anon.
How did Dante have such a vivid imagination without the aid of psychadelics, and such inttense command of Italian poetic language?
Some people are just geniuses and they can make things work.
there is also the 3 hunters running for days on end. It's basically unthinkable in the modern world
Tolkien was a Christian. His work is imbued with archetypal content that resonates with the soul.
I think you might be retarded OP.
Horus and Seth fought for eighty years straight without stopping, in Egyptian myth. Tolkien literally just reformatted myths. And you're just an easily amused homosexual.
well all the power to meeeeeeeeeeeee then
have fun criticizing roman mythology or whatever
slightly bodacious don't you think
>fought for eighty years straight