anonymous asked:

Who would win in a swordfight between Feanor and Fingolfin? Who would win in a monomachy between Orome and Eonwe? Gandalf the White vs Tulkas?

1. I’ve always imagined Fingolfin as kind of taller and stronger (possibly because I imagine Miriel as more slender and Indis as more Amazonesque) but I realise now that this is almost entirely headcanon? Fëanor’s a smith (granted, most of the stuff he makes is quite delicate, but still I imagine he has pretty great shoulder muscles) and has a lot more life experience in which he might have started on someone with a sword. Let’s be honest, out of the two of them, in Valinor, Fëanor’s definitely the one more likely to have done this before, whereas Fingolfin…just…does whatever people usually do in Valinor? I am too Edain for this how do people Valinor

Anyway, there’s that, but then there’s also the fact that of the two, Fëanor is much more likely to completely flip out and just charge on pure passion. I have no idea if this would help or make it worse?? I actually don’t have a clue, what I like about Fëanor is you just can never quite tell.

My head says Fingolfin, my heart says Fëanor, my soul says drop this question it’s loaded and the safety catch is off.

2. OKAY THAT WOULD BE A SWEET FIGHT, I almost don’t care who wins as long as I can watch. From a safe distance. Holding a large flag that says “YAY EÖNWË” and playing a vuvuzela. I lied I care who wins. I mean Oromë is a Vala yes, but hunting is different from fighting, and I think Eönwë is better suited to battle. If Lúthien can catch Morgoth offguard then it could happen. Maybe.

3. The answer to this question is Tulkas. Gandalf I’m really sorry bro.


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Barad Eithel (S. 'Tower of the Well’: barad "tower" + eithel "well, gen.) was the mountain fortress of Fingolfin and his son Fingon, thus the seat (until the Nirnaeth Arnoediad) of the High Kings of the Noldor.

It was set in the eastern foothills of the Ered Wethrin, at the source of the River Sirion. It was here that the Battle of Unnumbered Tears took place, and where Fingon was slain, giving Morgoth the chance to take control over the chief stronghold of both Mithrim and Dor-lómin.

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Anonymous asked: “hi! i am rereading the silmarillion after many years and i’m having some trouble with the noldorin royal family’s relationships. do you know a chart that shows who was on especially good terms with who and who disliked who? or if it interests you can you talk a bit about it? i love your blog!

Oh boy, Anon, you said the magic words: Noldor and chart. So have four! First a family tree to help keep the relations straight. Then a chart showing members of the family described by Tolkien as being on especially friendly or unfriendly terms. Then a chart showing everyone’s reaction to the Oath of Feanor, and finally one showing the lineup for the departure of the Noldor from Valinor.

If you’d like to read more about the Noldorin royal family and their complicated relationships, I’ve got plenty more posts for you:


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Nerdanel is out for ladies’ night with the other moms and aunties so that means Elf Papas have to babysit. Warm-up piece (kind of??) for Nolofinwean week. Also because I love this family a lot.

from left to right: Fingon & Maedhros, little Angrod & Aegnor, Fëanor & little Curufin, little Caranthir & Argon, Fingolfin with little Turgon and Aredhel, Amrod & Amras, Finarfin & little Galadriel, Celegorm, Finrod and Maglor.


Middle-earth history meme {2/3} elves -  Fingolfin

Now rumour came to the camp in Hithlum of the march of Fingolfin and those that followed him, who had crossed the Grinding Ice; and all the world lay then in wonder at the coming of the Moon. But as the host of Fingolfin marched into Mithrim the Sun rose flaming in the West; and Fingolfin unfurled his blue and silver banners, and blew his horns, and flowers sprang beneath his marching feet, and the ages of the stars were ended. At the uprising of the great light the servants of Morgoth fled into Angband, and Fingolfin passed unopposed through the fastness of Dor Daedeloth while his foes hid beneath the earth. Then the Elves smote upon the gates of Angband, and the challenge of their trumpets shook the towers of Thangorodrim; and Maedhros heard them amid his torment and cried aloud, but his voice was lost in the echoes of the stone.

“Of the Return of the Noldor” - The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien