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Postby scirocco » Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:39 am

Welcome to the Big List of the Best "Books" threads!

This list is an attempt to gather some of the best threads and posts which have been made to the Books forum over the past few years. They are all indexed by keyword to make it easier to find posts on any given subject.

The selection of threads is my own personal choice, although many have been suggested to me. I welcome new suggestions. To be included, threads should contain insightful discussion, and/or clearly answer complex questions on any of Tolkien's writing.

Please don't reply to this thread - if you have suggestions or comments please post them to the following thread:

THE BIG LIST OF THE BEST "BOOKS" THREADS - SUGGESTIONS

General, non-specific threads of interest:

Journey Through LotR: Thread Links - Journey Through LotR: Thread Links
Hobbit-lore - Frodo's Kitchen: A Safe Haven for Devotees of the Books
Trivia game - ME Trivia
Trivia game - M-E & Tolkien Trivia (Continuation thread)
Trivia game - One-word Trivia!
Trivia game - ME Trivia for Idiots III
Trivia game - One-Liners Trivia Game (part 4)
Trivia game - "Silmarillion" Triva Reincarnated
Trivia game - Middle-earth trivia for morons
Trivia game - Trivia Game: Character Descriptions (Part 3)
Trivia game - The Phraseology Game
Trivia game - The Silmarillion One-Liners' Trivia Game!
Trivia game - Scramble
Trivia game - Spot the Inaccuracy! A New Trivia Game!

Keywords A to G

A
Accents, of characters - Speech and accents
Age of Cirdan - Cirdan - He is old.
Ageing, of Elves - Elves Aging?
Ageing, of Gollum and Bilbo due to the Ring - Gollum / Bilbo & Ring Ageing
Ages, length of - An ages of middle earth question.
Ages, of Men - how old do men age????
Aldarion, relationship with Erendis - Aldarion and Erendis
Allegory, does LOTR qualify? - If Tolkien were into allegory, would Saruman have represented Stalin/USSR
Allegory, LOTR as religious - Are J.R.R.Tolkien's works Religious Allegories?
Allegory, LOTR as religious - Can artists be wrong about their own creations?
Angmar, purpose of - What was the purpose of Angmar?
Animals, of Middle-earth, - Speciating the Fauna of Middle-earth
Aragorn, age of - How old IS Aragorn?!
Aragorn, choices in following Merry and Pippin - Did Aragorn have a real choice in going after Merry and Pippin?
Aragorn, foresightedness of - Aragorn's warning to Gandalf..
Aragorn, right to the throne - The Northern Kingdom of Arnor
Aragorn, right to the throne - Aragorn's right to the throne
Arda, ages of - Ages of Arda/Middle-earth
Arkenstone, same as a Silmaril? - Was the Arkenstone a Silmaril?
Army of the Dead, reason for remaining in M-E - What kept the Army of the Dead from dying?
Ar-Pharazon, entombing of - ArPharazon and co in the last battle
Arwen, death - Choosing a mortal life: life, death and who has the choice
Arwen, death - Should Arwen have remained longer in Gondor, after Aragorn's death?
Arwen, death and choices - Should Arwen have remained longer in Gondor, after Aragorn's death?
Arwen, elvish or not - Elvish and human unions
Arwen, exchange of places with Frodo - The extent of Arwen's Power
Atalante (Numenor), coincidence of similarity of name to Atlantis - Numenor is Atlantis?
Atlantis, equivalent to Numenor - Numenor is Atlantis?
Authors, of Tolkien's translations - "Real" authors of Tolkien's translations
Awakening of Elves - Cuivienen and the awakening of the Elves
B
Baldor, fate of (Paths of the Dead) - A hidden door
Balrog, drawn to the Fellowship - What drew the Balrog to the Fellowship and did anyone know it was there?
Balrogs, more deadly than dragons? - More deadly: Dragons or Balrogs?
Balrogs, nature and power of - What drew the Balrog to the Fellowship and did anyone know it was there?
Balrogs, nature and power of - Balrogs (not about the wings !)
Balrogs, nature and power of - Why didn't the balrog leave Moria?
Balrogs, number and origins of - questions about Balrog
Ban of the Noldor, effect on Galadriel - Galadriel
Barrow-wight, actions towards Frodo in the Barrow - Why did the Barrow-wights not take Frodo's clothes?
Barrow-wights, nature of - Barrowdowns and Barrow-wights? Please help!
Battle, last - The Last Battle
Beards, of Cirdan and other Elves - Círdan's beard
Beards, of dwarf-women - Dwarf women have beards?
Beleriand, downfall/drowning of - Questions on numenor, beleriand etc.
Beorn, later history of - What happened to Beorn?
Beorn, origin of - WHERE DID BEORN COME FROM?
Beruthiel, Queen, identity of - Who IS Queen Beruthiel?
Bibliography - I need help with finding all the books that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote
Bilbo, ageing due to the Ring - Gollum / Bilbo & Ring Ageing
Bilbo, fate of - What happens to Bilbo and Frodo in the West?
Black Gate, number of doors in - The Black Gate - two or three doors?
Black Riders, guilty of attack at Bree or not? - Who slashed the beds in Bree? Ferny or Nazy?
Blake, William, influences on Tolkien - Tolkien & William Blake
Blue Wizards - Blue Wizards
Blue Wizards, identity and mission of - The mystery of the Two Blue Wizards
Boats, Elven - Boromir's trip down the River Anduin
Boromir, effect of Ring on - An analysis of Boromir's end
Boromir, funeral boat - Boromir's trip down the River Anduin
Bree, enemies of - Enemies of Bree?
Brooch, discovered by Tom in the Barrow - Bombadil's brooch
C
C.S. Lewis, influences on Tolkien - C.S. Lewis
Canon, w.r.t Tokien's works - Tolkien canon
Canon, w.r.t Tokien's works - Is anything really canon aside from lotr and the hobbit?
Cat and the Fiddle, nursery rhyme, in LOTR - Echoes of Other Myth in LotR
Catholicism, Tolkien - Finding God in LOTR
Celeborn, fate of - Could someone refresh my memory?
Celebrian, torment inflicted by Orcs - What happened to Celebrian?
Celebrimbor, history of - Need help: information about Gil-Galad and Celebrimbor...
Changing shapes - Radagast: A master of shapes and changes of hue
Character, vs plot, in Tolkien's works - Pre-1977 fans: how did the Silmarillion change your ideas?
Chess, played by hobbits? - Do Hobbits play chess?
Children, LOTR a book for - Lord of the Rings a book for children?
Christmas Day/25th December, significance of in M.E. - Any significance to Christmas Day?
Christopher Tolkien, contribution to the Silmarillion - Christopher Tolkien and his contributions
Chronology, of First Age - Ages of Arda/Middle-earth
Cirdan, age of - Círdan's beard
Cirdan, age of - Cirdan - He is old.
Cirdan, beard of - Círdan's beard
Class structure in LOTR - Nobility in the Fellowship
Class, attitudes to, in LOTR - Condescending to the hobbits
Classical (Greek/Roman) myth, inspiration for Tolkien - Tolkien taking inspiration from the Odyssey and the Aeneid?
Cold-drakes, equivalent to Fell Beasts? - The Fell Beasts: the last of the ancient cold drakes?
Colour of Elves' hair - Elven haircolor
Colours, relating to wizards - From Grey to White: What power does White Status bestow?
Condescension, towards hobbits - Condescending to the hobbits
Copyright, expiry date of for LOTR - LOTR Copyright Date
Corruption, caused by the One Ring - The Ring desires..........?
Cuivienen, awakening of Elves - Cuivienen and the awakening of the Elves
Culture, of M-E, lack of development over time - Cultural development in Tolkien's works
Cultures, non-European, significance of LOTR to - Does Tolkien's mythos translate well to other cultures?
Curiosity, evil nature of - Curiosity a sign of an evil nature?
Cutting the Ring from Sauron's hand - Why did Isildur need to cut off Sauron's finger?
D
Daggers, used by the hobbits as swords, origin of - The Daggers Tom gave the Hobbits
Darkness, character and mood of LOTR - The Darkness - how deep?
Death, Arwen - Arwen's death
Death, Elves and rehousing - Glorfindel
Death, Gimli - Sailing over the sea: questions after a second reading…
Death, Numenorean kings - Voluntary death of the Numenorean kings
Death, of Maiar - Death of the Maiar: Melian, Sauron, Saruman and why Eru raised Gandalf the White
Denethor, character of - Denethor: Deranged or deluded?
Denethor, compared with Theoden - Men of Gondor vs Rohirrim
Denethor, rejection of Faramir - Denethor and Faramir: who rejected whom?
Denethor, role of palantir in death of - The Pyre and the Palantir
Difficult language - Difficult language
Dior, mortal or immortal? - Were the half-Elven immortal before they made their choice?
Dior, mortal or immortal? - Dior..Son of Luthien and Beren was also half elven!
Disobeying, of orders - The courage to think - Faramir and others disobeying orders in LOTR
Door, in the Paths of the Dead - A hidden door
Doors, importance of in LOTR - The importance of DOORS in LOTR
Doors, number of in the Black Gate - The Black Gate - two or three doors?
Dragons, facts about - Regarding Dragons
Dragons, location of - Did dragons breed after the manner of the children of Illuvatar?
Dragons, more deadly than Balrogs? - More deadly: Dragons or Balrogs?
Dragons, reproduction - Did dragons breed after the manner of the children of Illuvatar?
Dunlendings, evicted by Rohirrim - Were the Dunlendings justified in their hatred of Rohan?
Dwarves, bearded womenfolk - Dwarf women have beards?
Dwarves, evil / allied with Sauron - Dwarves of Sauron
Dwarves, kings of - Dwarves: some questions
Dwarves, names of (inner, outer) - Dwarf Outer Names (was ME Trivia)
Dwarves, names of Houses - Dwarves: some questions
E
Eagles - Eagles, Maiar of the Air?
Eagles, origin of - Eagles and Ents
Eagles, possibility of transporting the ring to Mt. Doom - Why not use the eagles to fly the ring to Mt Doom?
Earendil, Lay of - Eärendil was a mariner...
Ears, of Elves, pointy or not - Do Elves REALLY have pointy ears?!
Elendilmir - A star on his brow
Elf/Man unions, number of - Four Unions of Elves and Men?
Elladan and Elrohir, mortal or immortal? - Sons of Elrond
Elrond, control of the Bruinen River flood - Elronds control of the river.
Elros, nature of - Elros.....why is not much written about him?
Elured - What happened to Elwing's brothers?
Elven hair colour - Elven haircolor
Elven-rings, compared to the Silmarils - Annatar II
Elves, age at adulthood - Elvish Children
Elves, age at marriage - How old are elves at their marriage?
Elves, ageing and Lingering - Elves Aging?
Elves, aging and population growth - A question of elves...
Elves, awakening of - Cuivienen and the awakening of the Elves
Elves, breeding patterns - If elves are immortal, why did they not overpopulate the Earth?
Elves, effect of Rings on - Do elves become wraiths with rings of power?
Elves, Evil and/or dark - Elven justice system?
Elves, fading of - Fading of the Elves
Elves, laziness/slothfulness of - Lazy Elves?
Elves, life spans of - the life spans of elves
Elves, participation in the Second Music - Elves and the Second Music
Elves, pointy ears - Do Elves REALLY have pointy ears?!
Elves, rebirth of - Glorfindel
Elves, rebirth of - Elven rebirth
Elves, rebirth of - if you kill an elf...?
Elves, rulers of, in Middle-earth - Why didn't Cirdan or Elrond become High King after Gil-galad's death?
Elves, strength relative to Men - Are Elves really that much wiser/stronger than Men?
Elves, susceptibility to cold - Do Elves Get Cold?
Elves, weddings of - The weddings of Men, of Elves?
Elwing, brothers - What happened to Elwing's brothers?
England, myth for - A MYTH FOR ENGLAND
Entombing of Ar-Pharazon - ArPharazon and co in the last battle
Ents, eldest? - Who's Oldest of All?
Ents, origin of - Eagles and Ents
Entwives, fate of - Were there any Entwives left in ME during the War of the Ring and after it?
Eowyn, killing of Witch-king - Who did really kill the Lord of the Nazgûl?
Epilogue, return of Sam - Well, I'm back"
Erech, stone of - The stone of Erech
Erendis, relationship with Aldarion - Aldarion and Erendis
Errors, continuity type in LOTR - Gandalf lied to Frodo (and other continuity errors)
Errors, of the Valar - How did the Valar Err?
Eru, female or male - When Eru created Men she was only joking...
Eru, intervention of - Naked I was sent back
Eru, intervention of - Death of the Maiar: Melian, Sauron, Saruman and why Eru raised Gandalf the White
Eru, mention of - Why is Eru so rarely mentioned?
Eucatastrophe - Eucatastrophe
Eucharist, comparison of lembas with - 1st Post - Lembas as Eucharist
Evil, Elves - Elven justice system?
Evil, Orcs, inherently or not - Are Orcs really "evil"?
Evil, perception of - Lack of perception of evil by the Valar
Eye, of Sauron - The Eye of Sauron
F
Facts about dragons - Regarding Dragons
Fading, of Elves - Fading of the Elves
Failure, of Radagast's mission - Radagast ( a failure?) and The Blue Wizards
Faramir, character discussion - Faramir - character discussion
Faramir, character discussion - All About Faramir
Faramir, rejection by Denethor - Denethor and Faramir: who rejected whom?
Faramir, similarities to Frodo - Frodo and Faramir ~ An Elvish and Wizard's Air
Farmer Maggot - What are we to make of Farmer Maggot?
Fate of Entwives - Were there any Entwives left in ME during the War of the Ring and after it?
Fate, in M-E - Why Gandalf had to trust to Providence
Fate, of Elladan and Elrohir - Sons of Elrond
Fate, of men's souls after death - The fate of evil men
Fate, of men's souls after death - The Ultimate Fate of Man in Tolkeins World and Interaction with Other Races
Fate, role of in the life of mortals - Mortals, Fate, and Free Will?
Father-figures, in LOTR - Father-figures in LOTR
Fault, of Turin - Was Turin at Fault?
Favourite passages - Favorite quotes from Tolkien's works
Favourite passages - Lines and passages you love
Feanor, character of - Feanor, hero or ignorant fool?
Feanor, character of - Followers of Fëanor
Feanor, good or evil? - Feanor - not so bad.
Feanor, refused strand of hair by Galadriel - Galadriel refused Feanor a single hair yet gave Gimli three!!!
Fell Beasts, equivalent to cold-drakes? - The Fell Beasts: the last of the ancient cold drakes?
Fellowship, as heroes? - The Fellowship as heroes by Joseph Campbell's definition
Fellowship, final journey - Sailing over the sea: questions after a second reading…
Finarfin, character originally named Finrod - Gildor, descendant of Finrod Felagund?
Finrod, character becomes Finarfin - Gildor, descendant of Finrod Felagund?
Finrod, no wife yet had descendants? - Gildor, descendant of Finrod Felagund?
First Age, chronology of - Ages of Arda/Middle-earth
First Age, start of - Start of the First Age
Flame, Imperishable, nature of - 'The Flame Imperishable' : JRRT's own thoughts
Foresight, of Frodo - Foresight in LOTR
Fourth Age, politics outside of Gondor - Southrons and Easterlings after the war
Frodo, failure and possible punishment of - Should Frodo have been hung for failing to destroy the Ring?
Frodo, failure of - Frodo failed
Frodo, fate of - Frodo ~ And he lived happily ever after...
Frodo, fate of - What happens to Bilbo and Frodo in the West?
Frodo, fate of - Questions on numenor, beleriand etc.
Frodo, foresight of - Foresight in LOTR
Frodo, lack of love interest - Why doesn't Frodo have a Love Interest?
Frodo, moral failure of - Is Frodo a moral failure?
Frodo, recurring illness of - Frodo's illness
Frodo, relationship with Sam - How did Sam and Frodo drift apart in the Shire?
Frodo, responsible for killing Gollum or not? - Did Frodo "kill" Gollum?
Frodo, similarities to Faramir - Frodo and Faramir ~ An Elvish and Wizard's Air
Frodo, strength and pride of - The Secret of Frodo's Inner Strength
Frodo, took Arwen's place to Aman - The extent of Arwen's Power
Frodo, willingness to undertake Quest - Would Frodo have gone on the Quest if he had known?
G
Galadriel, effectof Ban of the Noldor on - Galadriel
Galadriel, refusal to give strand of hair to Feanor - Galadriel refused Feanor a single hair yet gave Gimli three!!!
Galadriel, role of - Regarding Galadriel...
Games and pastimes - Do Hobbits play chess?
Gandalf, ability to kill the Witch-King - The Prophecy, Gandalf, and the Witch King
Gandalf, ability to sense Frodo's wearing of the Ring - Could Gandalf tell when and if Frodo had put on the Ring?
Gandalf, ability to use the palantir of Orthanc - Gandalf's ablity to use the Orthanc stone
Gandalf, associated with which Valar? - A question on Olorin
Gandalf, curing of Theoden - Did Gandalf cast a spell on Theoden???
Gandalf, death of - Gandalf vs. Balrog: Did Gandalf, in a sense, die?
Gandalf, fear of the Nine - Why did Gandalf(Olorin), a maia, fear the NIne?
Gandalf, foreknowledge of fate - Aragorn's warning to Gandalf..
Gandalf, form - Mithrandir/Gandalf/Olorin
Gandalf, knowledge of identity - Who knew what Gandalf really was?
Gandalf, method of communication with the Balrog - Who's Udûn?
Gandalf, method of receiving news in the Shire - What news had disturbed Gandalf in June?
Gandalf, names of - The Names of Gandalf
Gandalf, nature of - Gandalf's nature
Gandalf, plan for destruction of the Ring - How did Gandalf intend to destroy the Ring?
Gandalf, related to Manwe? - Was Olorin related to Manwe?
Gandalf, relationship with Gwaihir - The Gandalf - Gwaihir Relationship
Gandalf, reluctance to use power - Gandalf and his lack of magic...
Gandalf, resurrection of - Naked I was sent back
Gandalf, resurrection of - Death of the Maiar: Melian, Sauron, Saruman and why Eru raised Gandalf the White
Gandalf, resurrection of - Was Gandalf the first person to be returned from the dead in
Gandalf, significance of white robes - Question about White Wizard...
Gandalf, symbol of hope - Gandalf's nature
Gardens, in M-E - Gardens in Middle-earth
Giants, nature of - giants in the hobbit
Gildor, descended from Finrod? - Gildor, descendant of Finrod Felagund?
Gil-galad, history of - Need help: information about Gil-Galad and Celebrimbor...
Gimil, granted strands of hair by Galadriel - Galadriel refused Feanor a single hair yet gave Gimli three!!!
Gimli, character of - Tolkien's Gimli
Gimli, death - Sailing over the sea: questions after a second reading...
Glamdring (Gandalf's sword), origin of - How did Gandalf come by Glamdring?
Glorfindel, reason for exclusion from the Fellowship - Glorfindel, a better choice than Legolas?
Glorfindel, reason for return to Middle-earth - Why was Glorfindel sent back to Middle Earth from Mandos?
Glorfindel, two of? - Glorfindel
Glorfindel, why didn't Tolkien just rename him? - Glorfindel - what was the fuss?
Goblins, equivalent to Orcs - Are Goblins the same as Orcs?
Goblins, equivalent to Orcs - Another question concerning orcs
God, finding in LOTR - Finding God in LOTR
Gods, older than the Valar - Tolkien says there are "gods more old than Morgoth"
Gollum, actually killed by Frodo or not? - Did Frodo "kill" Gollum?
Gollum, ageing due to the Ring - Gollum / Bilbo & Ring Ageing
Gollum, chance for redemption ruined by Sam - Did Sam ruin Gollum's chance for redemption?
Gollum, character and nature of - Gollum/Smeagol Analysis and Theory
Gollum, escape from Moria after Bridge collapse - How did Gollum exit Moria after the Bridge collapses?
Gollum, extent controlled by Sauron - What control did Sauron have over Gollum?
Gollum, fate of, if he had not died at Mt. Doom - Alternative Aftermath
Gollum, saviour of Middle-earth - Gollum saves Middle Earth??? yes or no
Gondor, comparison of military strength with Lorien - Sauron's Attack on Dale
Gondor, comparison of siege with that of Constantinople - Siege of Gondor-Siege of Constantinople
Grey Havens, location of - What are the Grey Havens?
Grima, origin of - Who was Grima?
Gwaihir, King of the Eagles or not? - The Gandalf - Gwaihir Relationship
Gwaihir, relationship with Gandalf - The Gandalf - Gwaihir Relationship
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Keywords H to M

H
Hair, Elves, colour of - Elven haircolor
Half-elven - What makes a half-elf??
Half-elven - Choosing a mortal life: life, death and who has the choice
Half-elven - Elvish and human unions
Half-elven, definition of - Definition of Peredhil
Half-elven, Dior, inclusion in - Dior..Son of Luthien and Beren was also half elven!
Half-elven, immortal before choice of destiny? - Were the half-Elven immortal before they made their choice?
Hobbits, creation of - Who Created The Hobbits?
Hobbits, playing chess? - Do Hobbits play chess?
Hobbits, politics of - Hobbit politics (Anarchy in the Shire!)
Hobbits, resistance to the Ring - Hobbits, and thier resistance to The One ring
Hope, Gandalf as a symbol of - Gandalf's nature
Huorns, nature of - Just what ARE Huorns, exactly?
I
Illness, of Frodo - Frodo's illness
Imitation, other authors' styles for LOTR (humorous) - If Other Authors Wrote LotR
Immortal, Mouth of Sauron - The Mouth of Sauron - a mortal life?
Immortal, Orcs - Elves and Orcs
Immortal, Orcs - Are orcs immortal?
Imperishable Flame, nature of - The Flame Imperishable' : JRRT's own thoughts
Influences on Tolkien, C.S. Lewis - C.S. Lewis
Influences on Tolkien, Joseph Campbell - Joseph Campbell
Interpretation, of JRRT's intentions - Can artists be wrong about their own creations?
Interpretation, of JRRT's intentions - The role of the author's interpretation in the analysis of his works
Invisibility, conferring of by the Ring - The Ring & Invisibility
Invisibility, conferring of by the Ring - Invisibility, masks, and accountability
Invisibility, of Sting when Bilbo wearing the Ring - Why was Sting visible when drawn, when Bilbo was wearing the Ring?
Invisibilty, conferred by the Ring - Bilbo, Gandalf, and the ring
Invisibilty, of Elves when wearing Rings - Do elves become wraiths with rings of power?
Isildur, curse of, upon the Army of the Dead - What kept the Army of the Dead from dying?
Isildur, cutting of Ring from Sauron's hand - Did Isildur use Narsil to cut the Ring from Sauron's hand?
Isildur, death and loss of Ring - Why didn't they ever look?
Isildur, tragic - Isildur... A tragic hero?
J
Joseph Campbell, influences on Tolkien - Joseph Campbell
Judgement, strength of will to act independently - The courage to think
Jungian archetypes, in LOTR - Psychology
K
Kalevala, summary of - The Kalevala and the Finnish Mythos
Killing, to prevent evil, justified or not? - Elrond: Foresight and Morality
L
Language, Tolkien's use of - Thee and "you"
Language, Tolkien's use of - Difficult language
Last Battle - The Last Battle
Last Sailing into the West - What was the last sailing into the West?
Lay of Earendil - Eärendil was a mariner...
Legolas, age of - Legolas Age (Gil-Galad’s Sig)
Legolas, presence at the fall of Gondolin - Was Legolas at the fall of Gondolin?
Lembas, comparison with Eucharist - 1st Post - Lembas as Eucharist
Lembas, composition of - Miruvor, Lembas and Orc-Draughts..what are they made of?
Lembas, making of (in real life) - The Lembas Workshop (Coimoro Aulemar) - Quest for the ultimate lembas
Life, choice of - Choosing a mortal life: life, death and who has the choice
Lifespans, of Men - how old do men age????
Literacy, of Rohirrim - Were the Rohirrim illterate?
Location, of Middle-earth - what is m.e.
Location, of Middle-earth - Gondor is Spain
Longing, for the Sea - Sea-longing
Lord of the Nazgul, killing of - Who did really kill the Lord of the Nazgûl?
Lorien, comparison of military strength with Gondor - Sauron's Attack on Dale
Loss, sense of in LOTR - Please rewrite this depressing line in the book!
Love interests, lack of, in LOTR - Why doesn't Frodo have a Love Interest?
Lucifer/Satan, equated to Morgoth - Melkor and allegory
M
Magic TORC Message Extracting Utility - The Magical TORC Message Extracting Machine
Magic, related to Numenorean blades - Men of Westernesse
Maiar, death of - Death of the Maiar: Melian, Sauron, Saruman and why Eru raised Gandalf the White
Maiar, definition of - Are all non-Valar spirits Maiar?
Maiar, eagles - Eagles, Maiar of the Air?
Maiar, evil, fixed in form - Death of the Maiar: Melian, Sauron, Saruman and why Eru raised Gandalf the White
Maiar, nature of - The Maiar
Maiar, Sauron and ability to regain power - Could Sauron have broken the ring and regained his native power?
Man/Elf marriages - Four Unions of Elves and Men?
Mandos, Second Prophecy of - The Last Battle
Mandos, Second Prophecy of - Prophecy of Mandos
Marriage, Elves and men - Elvish and human unions
Marriage, Elves, age at - How old are elves at their marriage?
Masks, invisibility and corruption, relationship to - Invisibility, masks, and accountability
Mearas, origin of - Mearas questions
Mearas, origin of - Question about Shadowfax
Melian, abandonment of her people - Why did Melian abandon her people?
Melian, death of - Death of the Maiar: Melian, Sauron, Saruman and why Eru raised Gandalf the White
Men, destination of souls after death - The fate of evil men
Men, strength relative to Elves - Are Elves really that much wiser/stronger than Men?
Merry, character development of - Meriadoc Brandybuck admirers (no, not the movies)
Merry, children of - Merry's children
Middle-earth, location of - Location of middle-earth
Middle-earth, location of - what is m.e.
Middle-earth, location of - Gondor is Spain
Middle-earth, relationship to Earth - what became of Middle Earth
Mind-reading - Elven Telepathy
Miruvar, composition of - Miruvor, Lembas and Orc-Draughts..what are they made of?
Misty mountains, passes over - Misty Mountains path in "The Hobbit"
Mithril, composition - Mithril metallurgy
Mood, of LOTR - The Darkness - how deep?
Morality, of using Ring to destroy Sauron - Morality of using the ring to destroy Sauron
Morgoth, comparison with Lucifer - Melkor and allegory
Morgoth, execution of by the Valar - Morgoths Execution- the Valar's Viewpoint
Morgoth, power relative to Sauron - Sauron the Mighty
Morgoth, power relative to Sauron - Who was the worse Dark Lord?
Morgoth, reason for ability to reign in M-E despite the Valar - Why did the Valar allow Morgoth to reign over Middle-earth?
Mortal, Mouth of Sauron - The Mouth of Sauron - a mortal life?
Mouth of Sauron, mortal or not - The Mouth of Sauron - a mortal life?
Music of the Ainur, Sauron's role in - How was Saurons singing voice?
Myth, classical (Greek/Roman), inspiration for Tolkien - Tolkien taking inspiration from the Odyssey and the Aeneid?
Myth, for England - A MYTH FOR ENGLAND
Mythology, equivalence of Fellowship members with classic heroes - The Fellowship as heroes by Joseph Campbell's definition
Myths - Echoes of Other Myth in LotR
Myths, equivalent to a whole culture - The Creative Equivalent of a People?
Myths, Finnish - The Kalevala and the Finnish Mythos
Myths, in LOTR - Echoes of Other Myth in LotR
Myths, Norse - LOTR and Norse mythology
Myths, traditional - Traditional myths woven into middle-earth
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N
Naivety, of the Valar - Are the Valar really naive ??
Nameless things - The Nameless things
Nameless things, older than Valar - Tolkien says there are "gods more old than Morgoth"
Names of Gandalf - The Names of Gandalf
Names, of dwarves - Dwarf Outer Names (was ME Trivia)
Nandor, Elves, definition of - Sindarin and Silvan Elves
Narya, powers of - What special abilities did Gandalf's Ring Narya have?
Nazgul, location of rings - What happened to the Witch-King's Ring
Nazgul, location of rings - The Nine Rings and the Nazgul
Nazgul, location of rings - where are the Rings?
Nazgul, magic blades and robes - Men of Westernesse
Nazgul, nature of - The nazgul - and some semblance of their remaining humanity?
Nazgul, origin of - Men of Westernesse
Nazgul, origin of - Names of the Nazgul
Nobility and class in LOTR - Nobility in the Fellowship
Norse influences - More Norse connections with elves
Norse mythology - LOTR and Norse mythology
Notion Club Papers - Notion Club Papers
Notion Club Papers - Norton ( correction: Notion)Club Papers
Numenor, death of kings - Voluntary death of the Numenorean kings
Numenor, downfall of - Questions on numenor, beleriand etc.
Numenor, early form of - Notion Club Papers
Numenor, early form of - Norton ( correction: Notion)Club Papers
Numenor, equivalent to Atlantis - Numenor is Atlantis?
Numenor, presence of Ring - One ring while Sauron in Numenor
Numenoreans, age of - How old IS Aragorn?!
O
Oaths - Glorfindel
Oldest - Who's Oldest of All?
On Fairy-stories - Eucatastrophe
Orcs, created by Morgoth or Sauron? - Morgoth's Orcs
Orcs, equivalent to Goblins - Are Goblins the same as Orcs?
Orcs, equivalent to goblins - Another question concerning orcs
Orcs, immortal - Elves and Orcs
Orcs, immortal - Are orcs immortal?
Orcs, inherently evil or not - The Orc problem
Orcs, inherently evil or not - Are Orcs really "evil"?
Orcs, origin and nature of - An analysis of Orcs (with one update on page 3)
Orcs, origin of - Elves and Orcs
Orcs, origin of - Are orcs immortal?
Orcs, origin of - Breeding for fëar, An Ork Theory
Orcs, tradition and history amongst - History Among the Orcs
Orcs, types of - Morgoth's Orcs
Orcs, Uruk-hai - What *exactly* are Saruman's Uruk-hai the product of?
Orcs, Uruk-hai, differences from other Orcs - End my internal debate please: Who created the Uruk-hai, Saruman or Sauron?
P
Palantiri, use of - The Pyre and the Palantir
Parent figures, in LOTR - Father-figures in LOTR
Passes, over the Misty Mountains - Misty Mountains path in "The Hobbit"
Passing away, themes of in LOTR - Please rewrite this depressing line in the book!
Peredhil, definition of - Definition of Peredhil
Peredhil, immortal before choice of destiny? - Were the half-Elven immortal before they made their choice?
Pippin, a cowardly character? - Was Pippin cowardly?
Pippin, importance of - The Importance of Pippin: Fool of a Took
Planes of existence - the Seen and the Unseen?
Plot, vs character, in Tolkien's works - Pre-1977 fans: how did the Silmarillion change your ideas?
Poetry, Tolkiens ability to write - Tolkien's poetry problem?
Poetry, Tolkiens ability to write - Tolkien's Poetry - A Critical Look
Pointy ears, elves - Do Elves REALLY have pointy ears?!
Power, Gandalf's reluctance to use - Gandalf and his lack of magic...
Prancing Pony, identity of attackers on - Who slashed the beds in Bree? Ferny or Nazy?
Pride, of Frodo - The Secret of Frodo's Inner Strength
Prophecy, Second - The Last Battle
Prophecy, Second - Prophecy of Mandos
Proverbs, in LOTR - LOTR Proverbs
Providence, in M-E - Why Gandalf had to trust to Providence
Psychology, in LOTR - Psychology
Q
Queen Beruthiel, identity of - Who IS Queen Beruthiel?
Quotations, most loved - Favorite quotes from Tolkien's works
Quotations, most loved - Lines and passages you love
Quotations, most loved - The most beautiful, inspiring words penned by Tolkien -- Share!
R
Radagast - Radagast: A master of shapes and changes of hue
Radagast, failure of mission - Radagast ( a failure?) and The Blue Wizards
Rebirth, of Elves - Glorfindel
Rebirth, of Elves - Elven rebirth
Reincarnation, Elvish - Glorfindel
Reincarnation, Elvish - Elven rebirth
Reincarnation, Elvish - Was Gandalf the first person to be returned from the dead in
Reincarnation, in M-E, compatible with Catholicism - Tolkien the writer makes peace with the heretical?
Relationship between Middle-earth and Earth - what became of Middle Earth
Relative powers, Maiar - Why did Gandalf(Olorin), a maia, fear the NIne?
Religion in M-E - Why is Eru so rarely mentioned?
Religion in M-E - Knowledge of the Valar, Valinor, and Higher Powers in General
Religious allegory, LOTR as - Are J.R.R.Tolkien's works Religious Allegories?
Reproduction of dragons - Did dragons breed after the manner of the children of Illuvatar?
Responsibility, lack of sense of in LOTR - Lack of sense of responsibility in LOTR
Rhyme of Lore, analysis of - Rhyme of Lore, deconstruction
Ring of Barahir, power, age and history of - Did the Ring of Barahir have any special powers?
Ring, conferring of invisibility - The Ring & Invisibility
Ring, conferring of invisibility - Why was Sting visible when drawn, when Bilbo was wearing the Ring?
Ring, corrupting effect of - The Ring desires..........?
Ring, corrupting effect of on Boromir - An analysis of Boromir's end
Ring, cycle (opera), connection with LOTR - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Ring, effect on hobbits - Hobbits, and thier resistance to The One ring
Ring, effect on Sam - The Effect of the Ring on Sam
Ring, in Numenor - One ring while Sauron in Numenor
Ring, invisibility and awareness - Bilbo, Gandalf, and the ring
Ring, loss of, at Isildur's death - Why didn't they ever look?
Ring, morality of using to destroy Sauron - Morality of using the ring to destroy Sauron
Ring, Narya, powers of - What special abilities did Gandalf's Ring Narya have?
Ring, of Power, created by Saruman - What happened to Saruman's rings...?
Ring, plan for destruction by Gandalf - How did Gandalf intend to destroy the Ring?
Ring, possibility of being claimed by another - Could another claim the Ring and defeat Sauron?
Ring, power of - The Ring poem
Ring, Sauron's failure to guard passage to Mt. Doom - Sauron was real dumb! I mean why not guard the passage to mount doom?!?
Ring, Sauron's perception of - Sauron's perception of the Ring
Ring, similarities with addiction - The One Ring as it relates to addiction..
Ring, taken to Valinor - Taking the Ring into the Uttermost West
Ring, temptation of Sam - The ring's temptation of Sam
Ring, wielded by mortals - How would Gondor wield the ring?
Rings of Power, effects of - The power of the 20 Rings of Middle Earth
Rings, Elven, creation of - Do elves become wraiths with rings of power?
Rings, of the Nazgul, location of - What happened to the Witch-King's Ring
Rings, of the Nazgul, location of - The Nine Rings and the Nazgul
Rings, of the Nazgul, location of - where are the Rings?
Rings, reasons for making of - why were the rings made to begin with?
Rings, Sauron's involvement in making of - Sauron and the Rings of Power
River (Bruinen), control of flood - Elronds control of the river.
Road Goes Ever On, content - Question about the book of music:: "The Road Goes Ever On..."
Rohirrim, eviction of Dunlendings - Were the Dunlendings justified in their hatred of Rohan?
Rohirrim, literacy of - Were the Rohirrim illterate?
Rohirrim, organisation of armed forces - How did the Rohirrim organise their armed forces?
Romanticism, as applied to Tolkien's works - Romanticism and Tolkien
Rosie Cotton, reason for character's existence - why did Tolkien decide to put Rosie in the book?
S
Sailing, Last into the West - What was the last sailing into the West?
Sam, effect of the Ring on - The Effect of the Ring on Sam
Sam, possibility of killing Frodo - Would Sam Kill Frodo?
Sam, relationship with Frodo - How did Sam and Frodo drift apart in the Shire?
Sam, return in Epilogue - Well, I'm back"
Sam, ruining Gollum's chances for redemption - Did Sam ruin Gollum's chance for redemption?
Sam, tempted by the ring - The ring's temptation of Sam
Saruman, creator of a ring - What happened to Saruman's rings...?
Saruman, fate of spirit after death - After Saruman's death...
Saruman, knowledge of Gandalf's death - Did Saruman know?
Sauron, ability to destroy Ring - Could Sauron have broken the ring and regained his native power?
Sauron, appearance of, painted by JRRT - The Face of Sauron
Sauron, control over Gollum - What control did Sauron have over Gollum?
Sauron, Eye as symbol of - The Eye of Sauron
Sauron, failure to guard passage to Mt. Doom - Sauron was real dumb! I mean why not guard the passage to mount doom?!?
Sauron, final fate of - what happened to Sauron??????????
Sauron, finger and Ring - Why did Isildur need to cut off Sauron's finger?
Sauron, foreknowledge of Eru's intervention at Numenor - Sauron was extemely naive!
Sauron, forms and shapes of - Annatar II
Sauron, in Numenor - One ring while Sauron in Numenor
Sauron, in Numenor - How did Sauron retrieve the Ring after the wreck of Numenor?
Sauron, involvement in making of Rings - Sauron and the Rings of Power
Sauron, military competence of - Sauron's military incompetence
Sauron, motives of - Why did sauron want to capture middle earth?
Sauron, overthrow of in Last Alliance - Did Isildur use Narsil to cut the Ring from Sauron's hand?
Sauron, overthrow of in Last Alliance - Gil-Galad and Elendil the Tall brought down Sauron
Sauron, perception of the Ring - Sauron's perception of the Ring
Sauron, physical forms of - Annatar II
Sauron, possibility of defeat by another individual - Could another claim the Ring and defeat Sauron?
Sauron, possibility of redemption? - Sauron Redeemable?
Sauron, power relative to Morgoth - Sauron the Mighty
Sauron, power relative to Morgoth - Who was the worse Dark Lord?
Sauron, role in Music of the Ainur - How was Saurons singing voice?
Sauron, time of recovery after Numenor - Sauron's fall at the Last Alliance
Sauron, trapped in form - How did Sauron retrieve the Ring after the wreck of Numenor?
Sauron, visible form in the palantir - Did Pippin see Sauron?
Scouring, issues arising from the chapter - The Scouring: great idea, not-so-great execution? (heresy alert!)
Sea, traditional images of men coming from, influencing LOTR - men out of the sea
Sea-longing - Sea-longing
Second Music, Elvish participation in - Elves and the Second Music
Second Prophecy - The Last Battle
Second Prophecy - Prophecy of Mandos
Seven, number, significance of - The significance of the number SEVEN in Tolkiens works.
Shadowfax, origin of - Question about Shadowfax
Shapeshifting, in M-E - Shapeshifting in Middle-earth
Shire, importance of - Shire- the politics, people and opinions.
Shire, politics of - Hobbit politics (Anarchy in the Shire!)
Silmarillion, contribution of Christopher Tolkien to - Christopher Tolkien and his contributions
Silmarillion, personal reactions to, when published - Pre-1977 fans: how did the Silmarillion change your ideas?
Silmarillion, study of - The Silmarillion - how should it be approached?
Silmarils, compared to the Elven-rings - Annatar II
Silvan Elves, definition of - Sindarin and Silvan Elves
Skeleton, in the Paths of the Dead - A hidden door
Smeagol, character and nature of - Gollum/Smeagol Analysis and Theory
Smith-craft, Elves or Dwarves superiority at - Who were the better smiths, the elves or the dwarfs?
Speciation, of the fauna of Middle-earth - Speciating the Fauna of Middle-earth
Speech, of characters (w.r.t accents) - Speech and accents
Spirits, other than Valar and Maiar - Are all non-Valar spirits Maiar?
Staffs, of Wizards - Wizard's Staff
Star of the Dunedain - A star on his brow
Sting, visible when Bilbo wearing the Ring - Why was Sting visible when drawn, when Bilbo was wearing the Ring?
Stone of Erech - The stone of Erech
Stories, in M-E, writing of - Sub-creation, Lies, and History
Straight Road - Taking the Ring into the Uttermost West
Strength, of Frodo - The Secret of Frodo's Inner Strength
Strength, relative, Men and Elves - Are Elves really that much wiser/stronger than Men?
Style, of writing of JRRT, analysis of - Analyzing Tolkien's style: A first attempt
Sub-creation - Sub-creation
Sub-creation, in M-E - Sub-creation, Lies, and History
Sun and Moon, time of creation - The Sun, Moon, and the Two Trees.
T
Techniques, writing, of JRRT, to create depth - Veiled Vistas
Technology, link with evil - Curiosity a sign of an evil nature?
Telepathy - Elven Telepathy
Theoden, compared with Denethor - Men of Gondor vs Rohirrim
Theoden, curing by Gandalf - Did Gandalf cast a spell on Theoden???
Theoden, sickness and curing of - Theoden's ailment
Thingol, height of - How tall was Thingol?
Threads/posts, text extracting utility - The Magical TORC Message Extracting Machine
Tol Eressea, Destination for Gimli - Sailing over the sea: questions after a second reading…
Tolkien, rewriting and reinventing his legends - The Sun, Moon, and the Two Trees.
Tolkien, works of, schools of thought regarding - Schools of Thought Concerning Tolkien's Works
Tolkien, wrong about his own works? - Can an author be wrong about his own works?
Tom Bombadil, as Valar - Tom Bombadil the valar
Tom Bombadil, connection with Farmer Maggot - What are we to make of Farmer Maggot?
Tom Bombadil, equivalent with Adam? - Tom and Goldberry MUST be Adam and Eve!
Tom Bombadil, identity of - Who is Tom Bombadil?
Tom Bombadil, identity of - What is Tom Bombadil?
Tom Bombadil, liked or not liked (as a character)? - Tom Bombadil? He's Faaaannn-Tastic!!!!!!11
Tom Bombadil, oldest? - Who's Oldest of All?
Tom Bombadil, symbol of - Does Tom have a will?
Trading, in M-E - Trading, cultivating... how did Elves & Men keep themselves?
Tragic hero, Isildur - Isildur... A tragic hero?
Translation, LOTR to other cultures - Does Tolkien's mythos translate well to other cultures?
Translation, LOTR to other languages - LOTR translated into non-English languages?
Translations, of Tolkien's myths, authorship of - "Real" authors of Tolkien's translations
Tuor, fate of - What happened to Tuor?
Turin, character of - Was Turin at Fault?
Twins, in M-E - What happened to Elwing's brothers?
Twins, in M-E - TWINS in ME?
Two Towers, definition of - All right... who can provide me with hard core TEXTUAL evidence of this?
Two Trees, time of creation - The Sun, Moon, and the Two Trees.
U
Udun, definition of - Who's Udûn?
Unicorns, in Middle-earth - Unicorns in Middle-earth??
Unusual words - Unusual words: dwimmer, thrawn , mead
Uruk-hai, breeding of - What *exactly* are Saruman's Uruk-hai the product of?
Uruk-hai, differences from other Orcs - End my internal debate please: Who created the Uruk-hai, Saruman or Sauron?
V
Valar, errors of - How did the Valar Err?
Valar, execution of Morgoth - Morgoths Execution- the Valar's Viewpoint
Valar, invoking - Finding God in LOTR
Valar, knowledge of - Knowledge of the Valar, Valinor, and Higher Powers in General
Valar, marriage and procreation - Spouses among the Valar
Valar, naivety of - Are the Valar really naive ??
Valar, perception of evil - Lack of perception of evil by the Valar
Valar, reason for allowing reign of Morgoth in M-E - Why did the Valar allow Morgoth to reign over Middle-earth?
Valar, relationship with Maiar - Was Olorin related to Manwe?
Valar, symbols of nature - Gandalf's nature
Valar, Tom Bombadil as - Tom Bombadil the valar
W
Wagner's Ring cycle opera, connection with LOTR - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Wargs, nature of - Wargs as phantoms?
Watcher in the Water, origin of - The Watcher in the Water
Watcher in the Water, origin of - The Nameless things
Weddings, Elves and Men - Four Unions of Elves and Men?
Weddings, Elves and Men - The weddings of Men, of Elves?
Werewolves, in M-E, nature of - Wargs as phantoms?
William Blake, influences on Tolkien - Tolkien & William Blake
Witch-king, able to be slain by Gandalf - The Prophecy, Gandalf, and the Witch King
Witch-king, killing of - Who did really kill the Lord of the Nazgûl?
Witch-king, origin of - Men of Westernesse
Wizards, ability to change shape - Shapeshifting in Middle-earth
Wizards, Blue - Blue Wizards
Wizards, colours of - From Grey to White: What power does White Status bestow?
Wizards, staffs of - Wizard's Staff
Words, unusual - Unusual words: dwimmer, thrawn , mead
Works, equivalent to a whole culture - The Creative Equivalent of a People?
Wormtongue, origin of - Who was Grima?
Writing techniques, of JRRT, analysis of - Analyzing Tolkien's style: A first attempt
Writing techniques, of JRRT, to create depth - Veiled Vistas
Writing techniques, of JRRT, too stereotypical - the ONE thing that bugs me about Tolkien
WWII, equivalence of LOTR with - Why did sauron want to capture middle earth?
WWII, equivalence of LOTR with - WW2 and LotR - connection?
Y
Years of the Trees, length of - Start of the First Age
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Postby Gandalf'sMother » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:28 am

Potresti, per carità, mandare un po' di scirocco verso Inghilterra?

-La Madre di Mithrandir
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Postby FrodoTook » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:28 pm

Thank you scirocco for this great list.
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Postby Elessar15 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:29 am

This list is absolutely beyond price! The information cataloged here is almost impossible to find otherwise. Now we need a list of all the threads that -Romestamo- posted in. That would be IMO almost as valuable, as all of the best information in here was posted by him.
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Re: The Big List of the best "Books" threads - the List

Postby Gladhaniel » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:11 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to make that list! :) It will definitely prove very useful.
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Re: The Big List of the best "Books" threads - the List

Postby FrodoTook » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:15 pm

I love this thread.

This "collection" remains a grand dedication of love to Tolkien and a joy for all of us.

Thank you so much Scirocco for taking dear time to collect these threads and many thanks to all of the Tolkien enthusiasts who shared their knowledge of all things Tolkien.

This is priceless and remains one of the best threads of TORC.
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Re: The Big List of the best "Books" threads - the List

Postby Arlaug » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:34 am

Due to existence of this thread I will lose my librarian job. I should be doing check-ups and calling belated borrowers but oh, this is great-
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