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Nov 17, 2015

Concerning "Of Men", Chapter 12 of The Silmarillion...

On this episode, we continue our discussion of The Silmarillion with Chapter 12, "Of Men". In this short chapter, we learn a bit about the early history of Men in Tolkien’s secondary world and how they relate to the Elves and the Valar.  Topics of discussion include:

  • The Years of the Sun
  • The Names of Men
  • The Works of Ulmo
  • Of Elves and Men
  • The Fate of Men
  • The Great Men
  • And as always, we discuss our favorite passages and the haiku we composed for this chapter.

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