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CuriousG
Half-elven


Jan 28 2013, 10:45pm


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Eagles are a last resort

Maybe they should have been more involved, but Tolkien made them a rescue force of last resort, like the cavalry riding over the hill when all seems lost. We speculate a lot on his reasoning (as Elizabeth pointed out, it's a hot topic for everyone http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=536726;).

One perspective is that the Valar/gods don't get directly involved in fights anymore. That's what wizards are for. The eagles represent the Vala of the Air, Manwe, and he exercises a lot of self-restraint while waiting for wizards to inspire people to fight for themselves.


(This post was edited by dernwyn on Jan 29 2013, 12:24am)


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Post edited by dernwyn (Forum Admin) on Jan 29 2013, 12:24am


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