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Is The Silmarillion in the LOTR universe?
The Silmarillion tells of Eä, a fictional universe that includes the Blessed Realm of Valinor, the once-great region of Beleriand, the sunken island of Númenor, and the continent of Middle-earth, where Tolkien’s most popular works—The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings—take place.
Is the Arkenstone a Silmarillion?
Reality: The Arkenstone is not a Silmaril. First, Tolkien wrote that the two lost Silmarils would remain lost until the end of Arda. One of them being found by the Dwarves would contradict this. Second, a Silmaril is a gemstone hallowed by Varda which would not suffer the touch of mortal or evil hands.
Should I read The Silmarillion before The Hobbit?
Informal polls among groups of J.R.R. Tolkien fans often produce about an even breakdown between those who believe The Hobbit should be read first and those who believe The Lord of the Rings should be read first. A small percentage suggest that The Silmarillion should be read first.
Is Legolas mentioned in The Hobbit book?
Although Legolas does not appear anywhere in the novel The Hobbit, he has a significant role as the son of the Elven king Thranduil within their Mirkwood realm.
Is Gandalf mentioned in The Silmarillion?
Gandalf also appears in the published version of The Silmarillion in a markedly different aspect: that of a semi-divine Maia hidden within the guise of an old man, whom we met in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Tolkien introduces him in The Silmarillion as the Maia Olórin.
Is Amazon’s Lord of the Rings The Silmarillion?
Will Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings Series Adapt Elements Of Tolkien’s Silmarillion And Unfinished Tales? Almost certainly not. “The Tolkien estate will insist that the main shape of the Second Age is not altered,” says series advisor and Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey (see below).
Why is tauriel not in Lord of the Rings?
She was created for the Hobbit films because the filmmakers thought the story should have more female characters. Since Tauriel is an invention of the filmmakers, she does not appear in any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, which he wrote decades before the films were made.
Why did Gandalf the GREY turn white?
When Gandalf died and was sent back, he was sent back in Saruman’s role – the head of the Istari. So Gandalf was made Gandalf the White, as he says ‘Saruman as he should be’. So the head of the Istari’s colour is designated as white, so Gandalf was sent back as the White as he was the new head.
What are the Silmarils in The Silmarillion?
The Silmarillion. The Silmarils (or Silmarilli), also known as the Jewels of Fëanor, were gems crafted by Fëanor from some essence of the Two Trees of Valinor; Laurelin and Telperion, before the First Age. They were among the most prized of all the wonders crafted by the elves and were coveted by many.
When did Tolkien start writing The Silmarillion?
Tolkien first began working on the stories that would become The Silmarillion in 1914, intending them to become an English mythology that would explain the origins of English history and culture. Much of this early work was written while Tolkien, then a British officer returned from France during World War I, was in hospital and on sick leave.
Are the Rings of power and the Third Age part of Silmarillion?
Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age along with the Akallabêth are wholly separate and independent from the rest of the Silmarillion.
Why was The Silmarillion rejected by publishers?
Many years after the war, encouraged by the success of The Hobbit, Tolkien submitted an incomplete but more fully developed version of The Silmarillion to his publisher, but they rejected the work as being obscure and “too Celtic”.