↳ Of old the chief city and haven of Númenor was in the midst of its western coasts, and it was called Andúnië because it faced the sunset. But in the midst of the land was a mountain tall and steep, and it was named the Meneltarma, the Pillar of Heaven, and upon it was a high place that was hallowed to Eru Ilúvatar, and it was open and unroofed, and no other temple or fane was there in the land of the Númenóreans. At the feet of the mountain were built the tombs of the Kings, and hard by upon a hill was Armenelos, fairest of cities, and there stood the tower and the citadel that was raised by Elros son of Eärendil, whom the Valar appointed to be the first King of the Dúnedain.
KENYA, TURKANA : Members of the Rendile tribe are pictured before total hybrid eclipse in Sibiloi national Park in Turkana on November 3, 2013. Astronomy enthusiasts in Kenya caught a partial glimpse of a rare “Hybrid Total Eclipse” which hasn’t been witnessed in Africa for over 40 years, though weather hampered a view of the complete eclipse. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza
A wanderer escaped from night to haven white he came at last, to Elvenhome the green and fair where keen the air, where pale as glass beneath the Hill of Ilmarin a-glimmer in a valley sheer the lamplit towers of Tirion are mirrored on the Shadowmere.
And it is said that Elwing learned the tongue of birds, who herself had once worn their shape; and they taught her the craft of flight, and her wings were of white and silver-grey. And at times, when Eärendil returning drew near again to Arda, she would fly to meet him, even as she had flown long ago, when she was rescued from the sea. Then the far-sighted among the Elves that dwelt in the Lonely Isle would see her like a white bird, shining, rose-stained in the sunset, as she soared in joy to greet the coming of Vingilot to haven.
Kürtçe eğitim yapan Diyarbakır Ferzad Kemanger İlkokulu’nda bir yıl geride kaldı. Anadilde eğitim hızlı öğrenmeyi sağladı, komünal anlayışla ders ve atölye materyalleri ortak kullanıldı
Diyarbakır’da özel okul statüsüyle Kürtçe eğitime başlayan Ferzad Kemanger İlkokulu’nda bir eğitim öğretim yılı geride kaldı. BirGün Gazetesi
Kürtçe eğitimi okulda öğretmen olan Muazzez Filiz ile konuştu.
Kürtçe eğitimin faydalarını 10 başlıkta sıraladı.
1. HIZLI ÖĞRENMEYİ SAĞLADI
Anadilde kurulan okullarda eğitim alan öğrenciler öğrenme konusunda hızlı ilerledi. Çocuklar Kürtçe okuma yazmayı öğrendiler, yazıyla da anadilde kendilerini ifade etmeye başladılar. Veliler, öğrenciler ve öğretmenler kaydedilen aşamadan memnun.
2. DİL FOBİSİ ORTADAN KALKTI
Türkiye'nin batısına algılatılan, empoze edilen kimlik ve dil fobisi ortadan kalktı. Kürtçe dilde eğitim ile zenginliğe doğru adım atıldı. Okul zenginleşen eğitim başarısının da ispatı oldu.
3. AZ ÖĞRENCİ BAŞARI GETİRİYOR
Okulda öğretmen ve öğrenci arasındaki iletişimin güçlü olması için sınıf mevcudu 20’nin üzerine çıkarılmadı. Dersler bu sayede daha verimli geçti.
4. DEMOKRATİK OKUL
Okulda meclis sistemi var. Mecliste de 8 öğretmen, 2 çalışan toplam 10 kişi. 3 kişiden oluşan okul yönetimini, okul meclisi seçiyor. Bu sayede amirlik ve otorite ilişkileri dışalndı, demokratik okul için önemli adım atılmış oldu.
5. AİLELER EĞİTİMİN PARÇASI
Aileleri sürece dahil edip daha aktif bir eğitim dönemi planlamak için aile meclisleri oluşturuldu. Okul aile meclisi üyeleri toplantılarda divanda yer alabiliyor. Bu sayede aileler eğitim sürecine dahil olup çocuğunun geleceği adına söz sahibi oluyor.
6. DERSLER İNTERAKTİF
Okulda 5 derslik var. 4 ü birinci sınıf, 1 tane de anasınıfı. Okul müfredatında hayat bilgisi, okuma yazma, matematik, beden eğitimi, resim, müzik dersleri veriliyor. İnteraktif eğitim amacı ile sınıflar U şeklinde düzenlendi.
7. ÖĞRETMEN ELEŞTİRİLEBİLİYOR
Okulda öğretmen otorite değil rehber konumunda. Okulda şiddet kesinlikle yasak, öğrenci diyalogları da buna dahil. Öğrencide gelişecek olan özgüven çok önemli, mesela öğrenciler öğretmeni eleştirebiliyor. Öğretmenin derse girmemesi eleştiri nedenlerinden olabiliyor.
8. PRATİĞİN İÇİNDE EĞİTİM
Hayat bilgisi dersinde her gün bir sınıf ilk derste öğretmeniyle birlikte bahçeyi temizledi, çöpü toplayıp kovasına taşıdı, ağaçları suladı, doğa ve çevreye nasıl saygı gösterileceğini öğrendi.
9. RENGARENK OKUL
Okul, çocukların dünyasına hitap etmesi için rengarenk boyalı.
10. KOMÜNAL TOPLUM
Anadilde açılan okul aynı zamanda sisteme karşı alternatif ve komün yaşamı esas alan bir toplumu amaçlayan bir anlayışa sahip. Okulda çocuklar gruplar halinde çalışıyorlar. Kalem, silgi, boya, kitap gibi ders ve atölye materyalleri ihtiyaca göre ortak kullanılıyor.
The House of Elros was the line of descendants begun by Elros, the son of Eärendil and brother of Elrond. Due to his ancestry, he was counted as one of the Half-elven, and given the choice of the life of the Eldar or the Gift of Men. He chose to live as a mortal, but was granted an extraordinary lifespan of five hundred years. He passed his longevity on to the descendants of his House, though none enjoyed such a count of years as Elros himself.
As Tar-Minyatur, Elros was the first King of Númenor. After his time, that island was ruled by Kings and Queens of his House through nearly three thousand years of the Second Age. In the end, Elros’ distant descendant Ar-Pharazôn was manipulated by Sauron into bringing about the Downfall of Númenor, and with it the end of the Line of Kings.
Though Númenor and its Kings were no more, the House of Elros did not end in the Downfall. The Kings had been descended through Elros’ great-great-grandson Meneldur, but another branch of the House also survived: the Lords of Andúnië, descended from Meneldur’s elder sister Silmariën. The line of the Lords of Andúnië continued down to Elendil and his sons Isildur and Anárion, and so was carried from Númenor to Middle-earth, surviving in the Kings of Arnor and of Gondor. Even at the time of the War of the Ring, some six thousand years after the death of its founder, there was still a living heir to the House of Elros: none other than Aragorn himself.
Eönwë: Hail Eärendil, of mariners most renowned, the looked for that cometh at
unawares, the longed for that cometh beyond hope! Hail Eärendil, bearer
of the light before the Sun and Moon! Splendour of the Children of
Earth, star in the darkness, jewel in the sunset, radiant in the
I don’t want to say too much and jinx anything but I feel as though I may have made some personal breakthroughs today. My head has been full of dark clouds for the past few months and I’ve been exhausting myself trying to beat them back. But I feel as though I’ve found my Light of Eärendil. It was right in front of my face the whole time.
“Yet not all the Eldalië were willing to forsake the Hither Lands where they had long suffered and long dwelt; and some lingered many an age in Middle-earth. Among those were Círdan the Shipwright, and Celeborn of Doriath, with Galadriel his wife, who alone remained of those who led the Noldor to exile in Beleriand. In Middle-earth dwelt also Gilgalad the High King, and with him was Elrond Half-elven, who chose, as was granted to him, to be numbered among the Eldar; but Eros his brother chose to abide with Men. And from these brethren alone has come among Men the blood of the Firstborn and a strain of the spirits divine that were before Arda; for they were the sons of Elwing, Dior’s daughter, Lúthien’s son, child of Thingol and Melian; and Eärendil their father was the son of Idril Celebrindal, Turgon’s daughter of Gondolin.”
This book picks up right where the last one picks up, with a rapid pace. It continues telling the tales of Karoel, Brandon the Bastard, Peter, Alexandra, Lady Olivia, Beron, Jon, The dragon god Barak (former servant of the Lord-God), Rendil, Brannis and the followers of the Lord-God Khall.
The book opens with Jon, Beron and Peter still in the watcher’s keep. Lady Olivia, Captain Clift, and Brandon the bastard still held captives by both the goblins and red robed priests. After the dragon fails to return for two days, they make their way out of the watchers keep. Eventually they go their separate ways after stopping at the home Karoel’s sister. As Peter travels with the husband of Karoel’s sister he gets captures by the king’s elite. In a humorous twist he is saved by the bandit lord and Ingk who senses that Peter is related to his close friend. After he finds out that Lady Olivia is still hostage he resolves to rescue her, with help from the now escaped Brandon the bastard. Jon and Beron meanwhile return to Jon’s village, where he married to the his lover. He reluctantly leaves to return to his unit, when he runs into Karoel. Lost on his journey Peter, finds his way back to the dellum, who lead him to Karoel, and Brandon the bastard.In the meantime Beron visits the oracle only to receive a cryptic vision. Rendil returns back from his accidental journey north, to the elves. In the end with help from Beron, Jon, Brandon the Bastard, and Finn (an elfling) save lady Olivia while searching for the second part of The Triandine, held in the caves Beron grew up in.
Defiantly worth picking up if you like quick, paced fantasy with bits of humor and a complex plot. I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one. It’s true though: this is not a book that is to be embarked on lightly. Firstly, it’s a book for the geeks, the freaks, those of us who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings so often that they just have to satisfy their burning curiosity about all the names that those books only mention in passing: Celebrimbor, Eärendil, Lúthien, Beren…
It is a book for those who are wondering where on Middle Earth (sorry, I couldn’t resist that one either) Sauron came from. And the Ents. And the dwarves. And…
Secondly, it’s a book that requires time - lots of it. There is no tearing through this one, if only because of the humongeous amount of similar sounding names. If you think the Russian novelists are bad, don’t even bother with The Silmarillion. I mean, this is Tolkien we’re talking about, so everything and everyone has a name - or rather: several names in a handful of languages. Thank Ilúvatar (sorry again), there’s an index that briefly explains who’s who, what’s what and where’s where.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Not at all. All of these names are an essential part of the texture of Tolkien’s world, which is the richest imaginary universe I have ever encountered. And quite frankly, I think there is nothing better than lounging under a shade tree, memorising the names of all the Valar in the Valaquenta, getting lost in the genealogies of elves and men, and basking in the glory that is Tolkien’s stylistic genius.
I don’t know how he pulls it off - his training in linguistics? magic? - but the tone of The Silmarillion is entirely different from that of The Hobbit, which is in its turn again nothing like that of The Lord of The Rings.The Silmarillion is proper myth, stately and solemn, old and distant as the stars in the night sky. The Hobbit is delightful and funny and (mostly) light-hearted. And then there is the trilogy, all swashbuckling heroism and epic storyline. How many writers do you know that can write in three genres (myth, fairytale and epic) with equal skill? Yeah, exactly.
Book 9 of 2015
2015 reading challenge category: a book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet. Yes, it’s a scandal that it took me ten years to get to The Silmarillion. But then again, I don’t think I was ready for this book until now.
Rating: M for Body Horror, Transformation, Canon Character Death, References to Past Trauma
Elenwë/Turgon, Rog/Ecthelion, Egalmoth/Duilin, Idril/Tuor, Past
Rog/OMC, OMC/OMC, OMC/OFC Eventual Glorfindel/Erestor, Eventual
Eärendil/Elwing Characters: Turgon, Rog, Ecthelion,
Glorfindel, Egalmoth, Duilin, Maeglin, Penlod, Salgant, Galdor, Penlod,
Original Male Characters, Original Female Characters, Original
Non-Binary Characters Other Notes: AU - Canon Divergence, Quenya Names Used, Inspired by Welcome to Night Vale
Work Summary: A city unawares. A strange red rain. When disaster strikes, it will take
the whole community to grow and overcome it. But when the king might be
a werewolf, and the princess outpaces even the fastest horses, will
anything ever be normal again?
Chapter Summary: A city in panic. A king in distress. Who now has the courage to lead in such chaos? It will take all of them to lead. But how can that be, when strength used to protect is used to break?
“And it is said that Elwing learned the tongue of birds, who herself had once worn their shape; and they taught her the craft of flight, and her wings were of white and silver-grey. And at times, when Eärendil returning drew near again to Arda, she would fly to meet him, even as she had flown long ago, when she was rescued from the sea. Then the far-sighted among the Elves that dwelt in the Lonely Isle would see her like a white bird, shinning, rose-stained in the sunset, as she soared in joy to greet the coming of the Vingilot to haven.”