10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Lord of the Rings Universe

August 13, 2015
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  1. Matthew Helland says:

    Number 8 is off. In the Silmarillion it says that Melkor captured already awakened elves, transforming them by “slow arts of cruelty” into orcs. The elves mistakenly attributed their comrade’s disappearances to Orome, and began to warn each other of a “dark rider” that hunted elves.

  2. Slartibartfast says:

    I did know all of these, as does anyone who has read The Silmarillion. However, Matthew Helland is correct and #8 is off another way too. One Vala could and did create sentient life, Aule the Maker. Being impatient for the children to awaken, he created the Dwarves. When Illuvatar discovered Aule’s disobedience, he adopted the Dwarves but would not suffer to have them awake before the Elves, so the were put to sleep under seven mountains until after the Elves had woken.

    1. Matthew Helland says:

      It wasn’t just Aule, his wife Yavanna wove the ents into the song that shaped the world. And Eru knows when or how Melkor made the dragons, they could be his only genuine creation for all we know. The trolls, incidentally, were made out of ents much the same way the orcs were made out of elves.

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