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: Reading Room:
Elves/Rivendell

Nolofinwe
The Shire

Dec 31 2012, 3:05pm


Views: 368
Shortcut
Elves/Rivendell [In reply to] Can't Post

With these ‘magic’ related posts in mind, I observed the following relevant exchange which I don’t believe I picked up during my many reads over the years… or at least didn’t assign it its proper significance…
( I had an excellent idea a week or two ago, after having viewed the Hobbit when it came out, to rent the audiobook and listen to it during my rather lengthy commutes in the morning. I finished it quickly, and moved on to the Lord of the Rings… (Audiobooks w/ Robert Inglis are very well done, by the by))
Towards the end of Book 1, when Frodo, Strider, Sam, Pippin, Merry are making their way to Rivendell, and come across Glorfindel on the road, Glorfindel relates that Gildor passed word on to Rivendell that the hobbits were travelling un-protected and un-aided with the ring, and being pursued by the Nine. He then states “There are few even in Rivendell who can ride openly against the Nine… yet such as there were, Elrond sent North, South, East and West.”
It’s hard to draw a lot of specifics from that statement other than Glorfindel is mighty enough to ride openly against them, as are at least 3 others (presumably more…) but it’s a very interesting statement with regard to Elf power/strength/magic vs. dark power/strength/magic.
Glorfindel is older than Elrond (if indeed the Glorfindel of the 3rd age is the reborn Glorfindel who perished in the Fall of Gondolin) and one of the mighty Elf Lords of old… it was he who nearly destroyed the Witch King when Gondor/Elves of Rivendell&Havens obliterated the armies of Angmar. I wonder who else rode out from Rivendell to seek the Hobbits… possibly Elrohir/Eladan, others we do not know of.
In any event, I find it interesting that only a few of the Elves can "ride openly against the Nine". Even as fell wraiths, they’re the fell wraiths of men. I would’ve thought that almost any Elf would be a match for them… much as Legolas was entirely un-affected by the King/Armies of the Dead.

Subject User Time
'The problem of magic' in Tolkien noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 18 2012, 11:53am
    A thought about games noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 18 2012, 1:33pm
    Galadriel and semantics CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 7:37pm
        Magic vs Blessed Cyberia Send a private message to Cyberia Dec 21 2012, 12:22am
            Elvish magic (a helpful/distracting thought from "On Fairy Stories" noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 21 2012, 4:12pm
    Palantiri vs Skype CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 10:14pm
        Or the palantir as YouTube? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 21 2012, 6:59pm
    Gandalf's magic: a wizard's must CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 21 2012, 2:51am
        Compare & Contrast: Terry Pratchett's witches noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 27 2012, 12:55pm
            Magic and knowledge to Medieval witch hunters CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 28 2012, 2:06am
    A problem of terminology Mim Send a private message to Mim Dec 23 2012, 6:41pm
        Magic & Grace of Valar/Aman/Undying Lands Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Dec 24 2012, 3:38pm
            You can add to that sador Send a private message to sador Dec 24 2012, 4:33pm
            The dark side of magic: Nazgul CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 24 2012, 7:56pm
                passive elven magic Cyberia Send a private message to Cyberia Dec 24 2012, 10:10pm
                Light vs. Dark.. Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Dec 25 2012, 4:56am
                    Perception of Lorien (and Imladris for that matter) Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Dec 25 2012, 4:09pm
                        Good comparisons CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 25 2012, 4:24pm
                            Yes Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Dec 25 2012, 4:31pm
                Evidence of anger? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 26 2012, 2:37pm
                    Read Gandalf's explanation to Frodo CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 28 2012, 1:55am
                        Well, to be fair... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 28 2012, 9:26pm
        Please do! noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 27 2012, 12:45pm
        Hobbit magic (to add to the pot!) noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 27 2012, 6:21pm
    Elves/Rivendell Nolofinwe Send a private message to Nolofinwe Dec 31 2012, 3:05pm

 
 
 

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.