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Was Amon hen magic?

flameofudun
Lorien

Nov 24 2013, 7:57pm

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Was Amon hen magic? Can't Post

I'm just wondering, was the sight advantage because of its positioning, magic, or both?

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Nov 25 2013, 11:39pm

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Seat of Seeing [In reply to] Can't Post

Hill of Sight
A name for Amon Hen

One of the tall hills at the southern end of Nen Hithoel, above the Falls of Rauros, on the lake's western shore. In the early days of Gondor, it lay near that kingdom's northern boundary. The Dúnedain of the South built a high seat on its summit, and a stone stairway leading up the hill to its peak. From that high place they could survey the South-kingdom and the lands that bordered it.

http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/h/hillofsight.html


http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Amon_Hen

It appears some kind of telescopic power was involved. It was similar to Odin's seat of seeing.
Wearing the ring may have been the cause.

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Seat_of_Seeing


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Nov 25 2013, 11:42pm)


flameofudun
Lorien

Nov 26 2013, 1:32am

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So more or less a combination of both? [In reply to] Can't Post

I will have to check those links out thank you.

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2013, 4:22am

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My impression is that it was because Frodo was wearing the ring. [In reply to] Can't Post

The seats offered good normal visual views of the landscape but I have not found that they were "magic" in and of themselves.

 
 

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