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A new star...


Dec 27 2012, 11:21pm

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Re-reading the Children of Hurin this week, I came across this passage I hadn't noticed the 1st time around. In chapter 2, during the battle of unnumbered tears, Hurin urges Turgon to flee, Turgon is reluctant, and Hurin says to him: "if [Gondolin] stands only a little while, then out of your house shall come the hope of elves and men", and also "from you and from me a new star shall arise." Looking at the genealogies, I assume this means Aragorn. (Turgon's granddaughter is Idril, Hurin's cousin is Tuor, Tuor and Idril's grandson is Elrond, Aragorn's forefather.) It amazes me that he would foresee a hero born so many years in the future for a problem that hadn't arisen yet. On the other hand the word "star" lends itself to Earendil, being the morning star and a descendant of Turgon and Hurin. But is Earendil the "hope of elves and men"? Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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A new star... estelien Send a private message to estelien Dec 27 2012, 11:21pm
    I read both lines to refer to Earendil SilentLion Send a private message to SilentLion Dec 27 2012, 11:51pm
    Surely he means Earendil squire Send a private message to squire Dec 27 2012, 11:52pm
        Another reason to believe it's Earendil CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 28 2012, 6:02pm
        ah... estelien Send a private message to estelien Dec 31 2012, 7:55pm
    My favorite reference to the Star Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 28 2012, 4:18am
    "Blind you are, Morgoth Bauglir, and blind shall ever be" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 28 2012, 4:50am
        I like this ! sador Send a private message to sador Dec 28 2012, 12:56pm
    explains Aragorn's cover name PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Jan 2 2013, 1:02pm
        Speaking of Earendil Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 5 2013, 7:20pm
    Hurin, with the eyes of death Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Jan 12 2013, 5:53pm
        Huor, not Hurin. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 14 2013, 12:02am
            huor/hurin Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Jan 14 2013, 3:48am


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