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The Mithril coat

sam90
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Aug 9 2012, 10:31pm


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I never really take much consideration of this detail in The Hobbit till now: the origin of the Mithril coat. It is said in the book that the Mithril coat belonged to a 'young elvish prince'. I wonder now who might that be and how has it found it's way to the Dwarf hoard? Obviously there has been a couple young princes of old especially of elvish kind in the first ages of Middle-Earth and the coat is probably a gift that was given to the Dwarf-lords but still not much is said here about this little mystery (at least to me) in the book. Is there any existing wirtting of Tolkien about this in particular?

Any thought?


(This post was edited by sam90 on Aug 9 2012, 10:33pm)

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The Mithril coat sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Aug 9 2012, 10:31pm
    I would only point out... Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Aug 10 2012, 2:13am
    that coat PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Aug 10 2012, 3:26am
    My favorite theory... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Aug 10 2012, 7:57am
        I always liked that theory but never realised it had been written by another. ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Aug 10 2012, 8:11am
        That thread offers some alternate theories, as well as Curious Send a private message to Curious Aug 10 2012, 8:23pm
            Actually, geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 10 2012, 9:27pm
                I'm pretty sure that was a post-LotR edit.// Curious Send a private message to Curious Aug 11 2012, 12:22am
                    Hang on, I'll check - geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 11 2012, 8:38am
                        I remember that Remington cover well. Curious Send a private message to Curious Aug 11 2012, 10:47pm
                I can't find that quote squire Send a private message to squire Aug 11 2012, 12:54am
                    You have a 1938 edition of the hobbit! imin Send a private message to imin Aug 11 2012, 1:18am
                    I apologise - geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 11 2012, 8:46am
                    p.246 geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 11 2012, 8:55am
                        Because 'Riddles in the Dark' is 5 pages longer./ squire Send a private message to squire Aug 11 2012, 12:20pm
                            Yup, that's right - geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 11 2012, 5:48pm
                    BTW I've been meaning to ask - geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 11 2012, 9:53am
    it doesn't say 'belonged to' geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 10 2012, 4:57pm
        Mithril sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Aug 10 2012, 6:51pm
        Me too Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Aug 11 2012, 11:58pm
        Part of Bladorthin's shipment? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 12 2012, 9:21pm
    Intended for a Wood-elf prince? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 10 2012, 8:10pm
        The Legolas' Theory sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Aug 10 2012, 10:51pm
            It is doubtful that the mithril shirt could have been made for Legolas himself... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 11 2012, 12:45pm
        a mithril work of art PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Aug 12 2012, 6:19am

 
 
 

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