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31st Jan '16 5:18:03 AM fusilcontrafusil
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A precursor to the series is ''Literature/UnfinishedTales'', published 1980, which is edited and presented in the same style but is arranged according to in-universe chronology, unlike The ''History'' proper.

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A precursor to the series is ''Literature/UnfinishedTales'', published 1980, which is edited and presented in the same style but is arranged according to in-universe chronology, unlike The ''History'' proper.
proper. They were finally followed by the two-part ''The History of The Hobbit'' by John Rateliff, published 2007.
23rd Sep '15 4:51:49 PM nombretomado
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* AllMythsAreTrue: In particular with ''The Book of Lost Tales'' and still to a lesser extent later. As Tolkien's friend Creator/CSLewis would go on to do with ''{{Narnia}}'', the works reconcile the idea of pagan gods with Christian theology, and include stories based on those from NorseMythology. The short explanation is that the gods are actually angelic beings delegated by God to build and maintain the world, and to oppose {{Satan}}.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: In particular with ''The Book of Lost Tales'' and still to a lesser extent later. As Tolkien's friend Creator/CSLewis would go on to do with ''{{Narnia}}'', the works reconcile the idea of pagan gods with Christian theology, and include stories based on those from NorseMythology.Myth/NorseMythology. The short explanation is that the gods are actually angelic beings delegated by God to build and maintain the world, and to oppose {{Satan}}.



* ElvesVsDwarves: The ''Lost Tales'' present the origins of the conflict, as in ''The Silmarillion'', but the Dwarves are presented as another evil race comparable to Orcs (the influence of NorseMythology being obvious). It wouldn't be until ''The Hobbit'' (originally not part of Middle-Earth at all) that they got to be sympathetic characters -- and indeed given the Wood-elves of that book were essentially a recycled version of Tinwelint's folk from the ''Lost Tales'', it can even be considered a PerspectiveFlip.

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* ElvesVsDwarves: The ''Lost Tales'' present the origins of the conflict, as in ''The Silmarillion'', but the Dwarves are presented as another evil race comparable to Orcs (the influence of NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology being obvious). It wouldn't be until ''The Hobbit'' (originally not part of Middle-Earth at all) that they got to be sympathetic characters -- and indeed given the Wood-elves of that book were essentially a recycled version of Tinwelint's folk from the ''Lost Tales'', it can even be considered a PerspectiveFlip.



* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Dwarves were originally just another evil race similar to Orcs, derived closely from NorseMythology. It wasn't until ''The Hobbit'' that they became a primarily 'good' and sympathetic race -- and that version of them wasn't originally intended to be part of Middle-Earth at all.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Dwarves were originally just another evil race similar to Orcs, derived closely from NorseMythology.Myth/NorseMythology. It wasn't until ''The Hobbit'' that they became a primarily 'good' and sympathetic race -- and that version of them wasn't originally intended to be part of Middle-Earth at all.



** The original "Tale of Turambar" includes one to Sigurd from NorseMythology, in which the teller of the story mentions that men think that eating the heart of a dragon allows you to understand all tongues, but this is a false belief because the blood of a dragon is poisonous.

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** The original "Tale of Turambar" includes one to Sigurd from NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, in which the teller of the story mentions that men think that eating the heart of a dragon allows you to understand all tongues, but this is a false belief because the blood of a dragon is poisonous.
12th May '15 11:21:33 AM LordGro
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In total, the series comprises over [[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]], making it not for the faint-hearted by any means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out.

A precursor to the series is ''[[Literature/UnfinishedTales Unfinished Tales]]'', published 1980, which is edited and presented in the same style but is arranged according to in-universe chronology, unlike The ''History'' proper.

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In total, the series comprises over [[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]], making it not for the faint-hearted by any means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out.\n\n

A precursor to the series is ''[[Literature/UnfinishedTales Unfinished Tales]]'', ''Literature/UnfinishedTales'', published 1980, which is edited and presented in the same style but is arranged according to in-universe chronology, unlike The ''History'' proper.
12th May '15 11:20:00 AM LordGro
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In total, the series comprises over '''''[[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]]''''', making it not for the faint-hearted by any means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out.

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In total, the series comprises over '''''[[{{Doorstopper}} [[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]]''''', pages]], making it not for the faint-hearted by any means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out.
12th May '15 11:19:37 AM LordGro
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In total, the series comprises over '''''[[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]]''''', making it not for the faint-hearted by any means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out. Available print-to-order from the official [[http://www.tolkien.co.uk/category/Middle-earth+%26+Beyond Tolkien Store]].

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In total, the series comprises over '''''[[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]]''''', making it not for the faint-hearted by any means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out. Available print-to-order from the official [[http://www.tolkien.co.uk/category/Middle-earth+%26+Beyond Tolkien Store]].
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11th May '15 5:24:12 PM burichanalt
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Not for the faint-hearted by any means, but a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out.

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Not In total, the series comprises over '''''[[{{Doorstopper}} 5000 pages]]''''', making it not for the faint-hearted by any means, but means. Regardless of girth, it's a must for anyone who wants to really understand Middle-earth inside and out.
out. Available print-to-order from the official [[http://www.tolkien.co.uk/category/Middle-earth+%26+Beyond Tolkien Store]].
21st Jan '15 3:53:53 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* BadassCreed: The Oath of Fëanor, as expressed in ''The Lays of Beleriand'':

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* BadassCreed: The Oath of Fëanor, as which exists in several forms. As expressed in ''The Lays of Beleriand'':
5th Dec '14 4:28:06 AM MachRider1985
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* FurAgainstFang: Both races -vampires and werewolves- work for the same masters -Dark Lords Morgoth and Sauron-, but [[TeethClenchedTeamwork they can not stand each other]]. Werewolves despised vampires, considering them “rats with wings” and vampires regarded wolves like big bullies. It is less evident in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', but when you read the meeting with [[SavageWolves Carcharoth]] in the Lay of Beren and Luthien'', the text makes clear that Carcharoth is shocked of seeing a vampire and wolf together and wolves hate wampires.
3rd Dec '14 8:31:47 PM fusilcontrafusil
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** Legolas Greenleaf was first the name of an elf leading the flying people of Gondolin over the plains of Tumladen and over the pass of the Cirith Thoronarth.

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** Legolas Greenleaf was first the name of an elf leading the flying fleeing people of Gondolin over the plains of Tumladen and over the pass of the Cirith Thoronarth.
7th Nov '14 11:44:36 PM MrThorfan64
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* AnimalJingoism: The original "Tale of Tinúviel" is a mythological origin for Cats vs. Dogs -- in that version, Huan fights great cats rather than wolves (except for Karkaras/Carcharoth).

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* AnimalJingoism: The original "Tale of Tinúviel" is a mythological origin for Cats vs. Dogs -- in that version, Huan fights great cats rather than wolves (except for Karkaras/Carcharoth). At the end he takes Tevildo's golden collar and all the other cats shrink.


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** Oddly enough Tu started out as a figure opposed to Fankil, who ended up becoming humanity's enemy after they attacked his Elves.
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