If Morgoth killed Finwë in Valinor, where did his spirit go? Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t all Elves that die due to physical harm immediately go to Valinor/Hall of Mandos?
So during the dark days of Númenór, Sauron had a temple built and had human sacrifice performed.
My question is: do you think Melkor actually received these sacrifices or were they just in recognition of him? And why didn’t Sauron build a temple to himself considering that he proclaimed himself the second sovereign Dark Lord independent of Melkor?
I also posted this on Reddit. And as a response to another post on this platform. It’s been well received and i want a cookie.
So I just reread Tolkien for the first time in a long time and of course I began to wonder about the origins of such a mysterious, powerful, but also inconsequential character (as far as the bulk of the trilogy).
Im aware of the theories that he is a Valar, aspect of illuvitor, the personification of the song of ainur, or even Tolkien himself, but none of them to be satisfying.
So i began to develop my own and want to discuss its merits or flaws. On the internet...with strangers, but fellow fans.
Here it is. Melkor and Bombadil are two halves of the same whole. It always struck me as odd that Melkor was so evil from the start... ambitious yes, but so malicious and jealous? I think something tragic happened to the mightiest first and eldest of Valor. Seeking a means to be like his father (Eru Illuvatar) Melkor desires to create more than anything else, but as most of us may know he lacked the Flame. So he searches in vain... and he despairs... until he realizes that his own essence is made of the Eternal Flame. So deciding to create the most innocent and wholesome creature he can: Bombadil. Melkor would accidentally remove his best qualities leaving Morgoth behind. This supported by Morgoth’s future “creations” such as Dragons. Morgoth uses more and more his inner flame to make servants to wage war, he weakens himself, so his army may grow.
Also Bombadil are both called Eldest and Master and described as being around before the world. Bombadil, as we know, is not tempted by the ring as the maiar in the story are, and seems to view the ring as weak artifact.In Bombadil’s home Frodo hears a mysterious song in his dreams only to learn that its Tom humming. I think that song is the song of the Ainur, the song that Bombadil/Melkor would have sang. As Frodo departs middle earth towards the isle of the Valor he hears that same song that Bombadil was humming.
So thats the theory. Hope you liked it or found it thought provoking.
I stumbled upon a post on Pinterest from somewhere else and here's part of it:
That part clearly interested someone as they asked in the comments where that could be found in the books. That intrigued me as well so I went through the wiki article about Sauron but I didn't find this.
Does anybody know anything about this?
The $1 billion TV series "Lord of the rings", to be released on Amazon Prime Video in 2020/21, will be shot in New Zealand. The outdoor shots are taken in Queenstown (NZ). According to Tom Shippey, the TV series will have 20 episodes in the first season. The story will be played at the second age. So it could be the island of Númenor or Sauron again. At the end of July Amazon released a video of the creative team, e.g. the showrunners J.D. Payne & Patrick Mckay or the authors Gennifer Hutchison, Helen Shang and Jason Cahill. The first person of the cast was announced in July. It was the Australian actress Markella Kavenag. She will play a play with a character named "Tyra". But we don't know who "Tyra" is. In September Variety reported that the British actor Will Poulter apparently will play a leading role in the Amazon-Orginals series. There are rumours that he will play the young Elrond. Filming in Auckland will begin between November 2019 and 2020. Let's stay curious what the TV series will bring us.
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