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Sorry, I didn't recognize that quote -

geordie
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Oct 22 2012, 5:14pm


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Sorry, I didn't recognize that quote - [In reply to] Can't Post

("She is the rain and snows that arise from the waters and replenish them again.")

- I can't find it in 'Letters'. It doesn't sound like the way Tolkien would put it such a way. What Tolkien says in 'Letters' is:

'We are not in 'fairy-land but in real river-lands in autumn. Goldberry represents the actual seasonal changes in such lands.'
(Letter no.210, to Forrest J. Ackerman)

Googling your phrase takes me to this page, among others -

http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Goldberry

- which says that the phrase comes from a source-book for some game or other.

Tongue


(This post was edited by geordie on Oct 22 2012, 5:17pm)

Subject User Time
Goldberry and similar historic examples Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Oct 22 2012, 3:58pm
    Sorry, I didn't recognize that quote - geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 22 2012, 5:14pm
        The source is non-canonical but the spirit seems accurate Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Oct 22 2012, 6:40pm
            Does Nimrodel count as a water spirit also? squire Send a private message to squire Oct 22 2012, 7:34pm
                Oh, come now - 'rape scene'? geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 22 2012, 8:13pm
                    You are right squire Send a private message to squire Oct 22 2012, 8:35pm
                        Well, geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 22 2012, 8:43pm
                I think you protect too much... Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Oct 22 2012, 8:43pm
                The elves had some water power as illustrated Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Oct 22 2012, 9:49pm
                    Identity of figure and forms... Evernight Send a private message to Evernight Oct 25 2012, 1:29am
            I may be in a minority here - geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 22 2012, 8:00pm
                A minority of two Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 22 2012, 8:10pm
                    Thanks! geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 22 2012, 9:22pm
                Possible but his line by Tolkien is odd - Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Oct 22 2012, 8:21pm
                    Ah, no - at least, I don't think so - geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 22 2012, 8:40pm
                        How do we interpret "represents the actual seasonal changes" Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Oct 22 2012, 9:15pm
                It's left a little unclear just what she is washing, or how, or where squire Send a private message to squire Oct 22 2012, 8:48pm
    I wonder if Tolkien took some influences Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 22 2012, 9:31pm

 
 
 

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