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And so......we meet again..... Mr.Bombadil.....

Rembrethil
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Sep 16 2013, 3:06pm


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I always assumed that he was all-powerful and all-knowing(knowing the future and everything that is going on in the present), but is it specifically stated anywhere?

I know that he tells Melkor off in the Ainulinde, and predicts that his meddling can only help along the great plan, but could that be from a more general knowledge? He "held all the cards" in his hands, to use the colloquialism, he couldn't help but 'win'.

We can make pretty accurate guesses upon scientific principles, and these would seem extraordinary to a creature of lesser power. We can have an irresistabke super-weapon,( or better yet knowledge of a cataclysm that will blindside everyone else), and we can take false credit for the effects.

Does that mean that we actually possess the power that is ascribed to us by the lesser creatures? The power is not native to ourselves, but acquired by us and sourced by our knowledge if its use.

I typically equate Eru with the typical Christian archetype of God, but there are distinct differences.

Could this be one more?

Do we have a blind god( in ME context)?

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Theme of the Silmarillion Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Sep 15 2013, 11:18pm
    Great point, Ham CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 16 2013, 12:09am
        Beren's boo-boo CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 16 2013, 1:36am
            More of Beren's Greatest Mistakes Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Sep 17 2013, 3:43am
        Eru Bombadil21 Send a private message to Bombadil21 Sep 16 2013, 8:55am
            Eru's exception CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 16 2013, 2:22pm
            And so......we meet again..... Mr.Bombadil..... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Sep 16 2013, 3:06pm
        Huor? Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Sep 16 2013, 4:49pm
    agreement in iambic pentameter Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Sep 16 2013, 12:36am
        a-choo! CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 16 2013, 1:42am
            I love this haiku CG! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Sep 16 2013, 1:52am

 
 
 

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