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Autumnal vs. Utumno


Mar 21 2013, 3:58pm

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With arrival of spring yesterday, I found myself searching my rapidly deteriorating brain trying to think of the name of the spring equinox. I knew it wasn't autumnal because (SPOILER ALERT!) that occurs in autumn. Long story short, after I finally remembered the term 'vernal', I couldn't help but notice the connection to Tolkien due to the similar sounding names of autumnal to Utumno. In Tolkien's world, you had the Spring of Arda and many of its creations ended by the power of Utumno. Very similar to how in our world, many of the wonders that spring brings give way to autumn. Was this nomenclature Tolkien chose coincidental or deliberate? Or am I just in the final stages of insanity?

As three great Jewels they were in form. But not until the End, when FŽanor shall return who perished ere the Sun was made, and sits now in the Halls of Awaiting and comes no more among his kin; not until the Sun passes and the Moon falls, shall it be known of what substance they were made. Like the crystal of diamonds it appeared, and yet was more strong than adamant, so that no violence could mar it or break it within the Kingdom of Arda.

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Autumnal vs. Utumno Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Mar 21 2013, 3:58pm
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        Thank you for a wonderful post ! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 22 2013, 1:43pm
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