more maeglin thoughts…i’ll never stop lol….
On another note, I think people tend to forget that Maeglin didn’t just happily give out the location of Gondolin.
No he was tortured and tormented by Morgoth and his orcs and followers, and god knows what they did to him. Nothing good happens to an elf in in the hands of Angband. His mind was in disarray, and turmoil. He had most likely lost himself completely, all he knew was pain. He was easily manipulated. In his tortured and broken state, any option of freedom from his current devestation he’d take.
If he was in his right mind, he would have denied, which he most likely did before his torture. But after endless anguish and suffering, I don’t think Maeglin was the same Maeglin that left Gondolin to look for metals, I think that he was changed.
And no I am not excusing his actions, but I guess I’m a little tired of people acting like he freely gave the location of Gondolin like some frightened coward and some dumb promise. Even more so, I’m angry that people act like it was Maeglin’s initial plan to destroy Gondolin. Like literally, people act like the day he got there, he decided he was going to destroy Gondolin. Like no! That’s not true.