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wait, maybe we're not thinking on a different level...

Nalin sternbolt
The Shire

Feb 6 2013, 4:18pm

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wait, maybe we're not thinking on a different level... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know that Tolkien referred to the "Witch-king" as being under a prophesy that "he could not be killed by any mortal man". ...but is that "could" or "would". We might be interpreting the prophesy from the Witch-king's perspective (and feed into his "fear" since he'd like all people to THINK that he's invincible to mortal man). this is often the follies of foretelling the future, even the wisest cannot see all things.

What if the Arnorian prophet (Barahir perhaps) foretold of him dying by Eowyn and he made the prophesy by seeing this in a vision... which would lend the expectation that "oh, a person that isn't a mortal man would kill the Witch-king. don't worry He WILL die (just not by a mortal man)!!" That would then turn into legend and myth which history creates into a fabric of fiction that could warp into an invincibility myth. (dost thou not know the prophesy, die now and curse in vain!!)

NOTE: during the battle of Pelanor fields it was Aragorn that Tolkien described as nearly invincible (particularly in wrath). He also would drive hosts before him due to his might and power!!

I really don't think the jury is OUT on this one. I think that the argument for Aragorn is open and legit!

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Aragorn (Elessar) versus "Witch-king" Nalin sternbolt Send a private message to Nalin sternbolt Feb 5 2013, 5:15pm
    Witch-king CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 5 2013, 7:27pm
        wait, maybe we're not thinking on a different level... Nalin sternbolt Send a private message to Nalin sternbolt Feb 6 2013, 4:18pm


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