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Otaku-sempai
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Jan 21 2013, 5:23am


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Douglas A. Anderson, in The Annotated Hobbit, presents another possible explanation for the stone-giants. He suggests that they might be a type of extra-large troll or a variety of ogre and connected to the nearby Ettenmoors or Ettendales. He writes:


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In his "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings," Tolkien notes in the entry for Ettendales that it is "meant to be a Common Speech (not Elvish) name, though it contains an obsolete element eten 'troll, ogre'." Old English eoten, Middle English eten, is usually translated as "giant, monster."


'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Niggled by rocks Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 17 2013, 12:43am
    Not sure, but CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 2:04am
        Thanks Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 17 2013, 2:53am
            Possible double meaning CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 12:53pm
    Perhaps Gwenhwyfar Send a private message to Gwenhwyfar Jan 17 2013, 2:19am
    Sentient stone Mim Send a private message to Mim Jan 17 2013, 11:41am
        One of Tolkien's most haunting sentences sador Send a private message to sador Jan 17 2013, 1:18pm
            The Land of Hollin Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 17 2013, 3:20pm
                The trees of Aulė. The heart of the mountain.// Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Jan 17 2013, 3:26pm
                    Trees indeed... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Jan 27 2013, 8:35pm
                        Yes, mountains have roots and trees have hearts. Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Jan 28 2013, 5:57am
                Sweet! Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 18 2013, 12:28am
            I love that line, too squire Send a private message to squire Jan 17 2013, 7:53pm
        Caradhras in particular seems sentient. And possibly Mount Doom.// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 8:27pm
            the Lonely Mountain as well telain Send a private message to telain Jan 17 2013, 10:43pm
            "“the knees of Caradhras" and trees Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Jan 18 2013, 1:48am
    stone-giants? telain Send a private message to telain Jan 17 2013, 10:55pm
        That is reaching a bit... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 18 2013, 4:07pm
            ...or reaching just far enough? telain Send a private message to telain Jan 18 2013, 4:51pm
                To answer your question... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 18 2013, 5:11pm
                    Thank you!// telain Send a private message to telain Jan 20 2013, 1:37pm
                        Another viewpoint... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 21 2013, 5:23am
                            ...which makes sense given what I was reading yesterday! telain Send a private message to telain Jan 21 2013, 2:01pm
    The Caverns of Helm's Deep Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 18 2013, 5:17pm
        brilliant reference! telain Send a private message to telain Jan 20 2013, 1:40pm
            Please do! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 20 2013, 4:46pm
    Gwenhwyfar has it right, but... Atlas Send a private message to Atlas Jan 26 2013, 4:38am

 
 
 

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