Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit:
Colbert knows his Silmarillion


Dec 4 2012, 3:04pm

Views: 225
Colbert knows his Silmarillion [In reply to] Can't Post

I quite enjoyed the Hobbiton set they put together, and I am impressed by Colbert’s knowledge of abstruse lore, starting with “Olórin I was in my youth in the West that is forgotten” from The Lord of the Rings.

Even more impressive was that he knew of Olórin’s association with the grey lady of grief from The Silmarillion, where “his ways took him often to the house of Nienna, and of her he learned pity and patience.”

Rather surprising, really. Then again, didn’t he say that he’d prepared for The Hobbit for 1,924 weeks?

Although I do wonder that the dream-name of Olórin shouldn’t instead be be accented on the long vowel in the second syllable rather than on the first syllable as is otherwise the norm in three-syllable words without a doubled consonant at the end of the second syllable, nor a long vowel or diphthong there. So I believe it should be “o-LÓR-in” rather than “O-lór-in”. I may be wrong about that, though. I may also have misheard Colbert.

(It’s only fitting that Olórin should have dwelt in Lórien with Irmo: you can see the common LÓR element in the two names. These are the stuff that dreams are made of.)

…all eyes looked upon the ring; for he held it now aloft, and the green jewels gleamed there that the Noldor had devised in Valinor. For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, pp 150-151
while Felagund laughs beneath the trees
in Valinor and comes no more
to this grey world of tears and war.
The Lays of Beleriand, p 311

(This post was edited by Finrod on Dec 4 2012, 3:05pm)

Subject User Time
Sir Ian McKellen on Stephen Colbert's Hobbit Week Pipe Dream Send a private message to Pipe Dream Dec 4 2012, 10:13am
    This is awesome! waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Dec 4 2012, 11:21am
        I think... Pipe Dream Send a private message to Pipe Dream Dec 4 2012, 11:59am
            Yeah, sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Dec 4 2012, 3:52pm
    Thank you! FantasyFan Send a private message to FantasyFan Dec 4 2012, 12:09pm
        I don't stay up late, either. sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Dec 4 2012, 3:55pm
    Colbert knows his Silmarillion Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Dec 4 2012, 3:04pm
    Colbert Debates Tolkein w/Franco Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Dec 4 2012, 4:00pm
    I have so much love for Ian Mckellen MediaMalable Send a private message to MediaMalable Dec 4 2012, 6:38pm
    Well, that was refreshing and cheery. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Dec 4 2012, 7:38pm
    Request crashed cox DVR on demand ForestPark Dec 4 2012, 10:05pm


Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.