012 – All in the Family

In Chapters 4 and 5 of The Silmarillion, one Telerin lord settles down with a lady way out of his league while the rest of the Eldar migrate across the Great Sea to Aman. We see the founding of the great cities of Eldamar – Tirion upon Túna and Alqualondë – and meet the family of Finwë, King of the Noldor. And Ulmo actually does what the Valar tell him to, until he doesn’t.

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Recommended Reading:

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Silmarillion (Mariner Books, paperback) pp. 55-62, “Of Thingol and Melian” and “Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië”

2 thoughts on “012 – All in the Family

  1. Wooooo, thank you guys, beautiful episode. I didn’t expect you would talk about the trees, just when I was thinking that it would be great to talk about them, about a sort of genealogy of them, all the episode is Wonderful, I always listen to your comments, and I love it! And again, thanks for all the effort and the time invested in this podcast. Greetings from Mexico.

    • Thank you so much, Nadia! Rest assured, if we can find any excuse to go off on a tangent about some intriguing detail about Tolkien’s world, we will (if we have time)! Thank you for continuing to listen and taking the time to give us your feedback. It’s truly amazing to know that we have such a wonderful community of Tolkien fans from all over the world listening to us. All our best!

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