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November 13th, 2006, 14:10
But I already gave you the "key" to unlock all answers so what would be the
challenge in placing a mythology related question eh ?

In all honesty though its been a few years since I've read LOTR and Silmarilion
and my aging brain seems to gradually loose its grasp on names… I could hardly
keep up with you guys…

Let me think about it… Hmm Not mythology related and I bet rather easy but:
Where did Feanor Fled to after his exile from Tirion ? Oh and name at least one
"influential" character that tagged along…

Best I can think of for now

Off Topic: Since we talked about mythology here, does anyone know what is
the original (in mythology) form of the Orc creature ? It was a bit hard for me
to combine Tolkien's image of the Orc with what I already knew back when I
was first introduced to the books (I kept reading Orc and that other thing
would pop into my mind… But I got used to it )
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November 13th, 2006, 16:59
Formenos. Finwë, king of the Noldor, slain by Melkor when he and Ungoliant raided the place.

Weren't "orks" mentioned in Beowulf? Some kind of monsters connected to Grendel? I'm a bit hazy on Beowulf, it's been a while since I read it and didn't much care for it when I did.

OK, here's one that's a bit easier. Beren named Lúthien Tinúviel when he first saw her. What does Tinúviel mean?
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November 13th, 2006, 17:09
Nightingale ofcourse, yeay altzheimer take that

You are right ork is mentioned in beowulf but it doesnt have
to do with a creature If I recall correctly but rather with an object…
not sure exactly.

Orc was a "fanged - hideous" maneater sea creature. Some say that it
originates in the Orca killer whales. I always had the image of some sort
of sea-goblin in my brain but cannot say where I got That from…

P.S

For the Life of me I still cant think of a good mythology related question.
I keep getting back to stuff like: What was the original "sword that was
reforged" and from which saga did Tolkien get that ? but that would be an
easy one considering the previous discussion
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November 13th, 2006, 18:30
Originally Posted by JonNik View Post
but that would be an
easy one considering the previous discussion
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Yes yes yes. Too easy, I might add. Prime Junta, you get this one.

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November 13th, 2006, 19:14
That would be Gram, the sword of Sigmund, broken in his last battle when he faced off against Odin himself in disguise. From the Nibelungenlied.

To stay on the topic of smithcraft: one of F&#235;anor's grandsons was especially well known as a smith. What was his name?
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November 14th, 2006, 09:51
Not Eol right ?

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No Ofcourse not Eol… He wasnt even one of The Noldor…
I think He actually Hated the Noldor…

Blast…

Oh and another Thing. Your answer is correct in context ofcourse
but a technicality (I had to check it up to be sure myself):

Gram is the sword of Sigmund (pro shattering) and Sigurd
(reforged) from the Volsunga saga.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/vlsng/vlsng17.htm

Balmung is the sword of Siegfried from the Nibelungelied.
So a mistake there on the Saga but I'll count the answer
correct since I mix them often up myself
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