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"just because gray in medieval art..."

N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 19 2007, 4:45am


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"...represented temptation (Haupt, 115), we need not analyze under this association Gandalf the Grey's fear of temptation through the Ring."

From NZS's published article on "Colors" in Tolkien. The reference is to A. Haupt's "Die Farbsymbolik in der sakralen Kunst des abendlšndischen Mittelalters" of 1941.

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Subject User Time
Let's try to name ALL the repeated images in Tolkien's books. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 14 2007, 7:21pm
    And after this shall we count stars or grains of sand in the Sahara? Penthe Send a private message to Penthe Mar 15 2007, 12:27am
        Some of these are images, and some are literary themes. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 11:46am
    What are you, nuts? Pallando Send a private message to Pallando Mar 15 2007, 3:10am
        Sure, nuts could be a recurring image. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 15 2007, 6:34pm
            You may think me nuts, but... squire Send a private message to squire Mar 15 2007, 7:34pm
                Nuts can be a Fruit, and the ur-Fruit has to be Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 8:18pm
                    You're right, except about the nuts squire Send a private message to squire Mar 15 2007, 8:57pm
                        When I say fruit, do you see the Sun? Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 10:45pm
                            I see Sunkist raisins. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 15 2007, 10:51pm
                            I see a Capri Sun Fruit Punch drink a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 16 2007, 12:38am
                            "no likeness remained in Middle-earth of Laurelin the Golden" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 16 2007, 4:01am
                                If Nazgul can be bats, Mallorn can be golden trees. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 16 2007, 8:37am
                                    Not quite so clear an image. squire Send a private message to squire Mar 16 2007, 3:07pm
                                        To keep the white tree unique, I would guess. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 16 2007, 3:15pm
                                            Not genetics but appearance... N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 16 2007, 4:17pm
                                                I missed that one squire Send a private message to squire Mar 16 2007, 5:21pm
                                                    Not mallorns. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 16 2007, 6:40pm
                                                        Ah! the old quotation-in-the-header trick! squire Send a private message to squire Mar 16 2007, 7:16pm
    Those batty hobbits squire Send a private message to squire Mar 15 2007, 4:37am
        The bats' version of "The Hobbit"... N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 15 2007, 4:57am
        There are ur-hobbits, though, Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 11:29am
            Huh? squire Send a private message to squire Mar 15 2007, 4:29pm
                I like the broadest possible definition, I suppose. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 4:56pm
                    Sorry, we did mention the Spider. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 8:22pm
            Bats in LotR. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 15 2007, 6:11pm
                Thanks! But I think it is pretty clear those are Nazgul, who Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 6:22pm
                    See, that counts for me. squire Send a private message to squire Mar 15 2007, 6:35pm
                        Okay, Bats it is. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 8:12pm
    Green. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 15 2007, 1:39pm
        Yes, all the primary and secondary colors, except that Orange is called Gold. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 5:01pm
            I think.... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 15 2007, 6:35pm
                Not White? Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 8:10pm
                    NZS on relationship between green and white. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 15 2007, 8:23pm
                        And seeds, i.e. nuts. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 8:53pm
                        So sorry I missed that discussion! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 16 2007, 3:39pm
                            "just because gray in medieval art..." N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Apr 19 2007, 4:45am
    Sorry for the eponymity, but I'm really *curious* ... Pallando Send a private message to Pallando Mar 15 2007, 10:05pm
        I'm sorry, I'm suffering withdrawal. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 15 2007, 10:30pm
            And you must be really tired by now. Pallando Send a private message to Pallando Mar 16 2007, 6:58am
            Well I do agree with you on *that* . (also figured out what "QUOTE" was for ,,, I hope) Pallando Send a private message to Pallando Mar 16 2007, 7:01am
    The Road a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 16 2007, 12:47am
    Bear-like Warrior, i.e. Tulkas, Helm Hammerhand, Beorn. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 16 2007, 10:09am
    Mist, Wall, Gate, Council. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 16 2007, 1:43pm
    You mentioned Song Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Mar 19 2007, 4:10am
        Identifying Song, Fighting Song, Funeral Song, Love Song, Farewell Song; Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 19 2007, 9:23am
    Stars seen through branches FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 22 2007, 10:05am
        I did mention Star, Tree, Sun, Moon, and Flower. I agree Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 22 2007, 11:05am
            Sorry about the repetition FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 22 2007, 1:42pm
                Squire added Sea. Book is a good one, although Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 22 2007, 2:13pm
                    A couple more possibilities FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 22 2007, 4:17pm
                        Tomb is a good one. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 22 2007, 4:39pm
                            On the new boards... N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 22 2007, 5:10pm
                            squire had Tomb too FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 22 2007, 9:35pm
                                *mods way up* Thanks for that! Okay everybody, Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 22 2007, 10:20pm
                                    I came late to this game FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 23 2007, 5:51pm
                                Two big themes not mentioned yet linkin-artelf Send a private message to linkin-artelf Mar 23 2007, 8:11pm

 
 
 

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