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0282 » Of Thingol and Melian » The Silmarillion Ch 4 » Elwë, Grey-Elves

With Melkor imprisoned in Mandos and the Elves on the way to the Blessed Realm, we pause to consider a BRIEF love story that lays the groundwork for a considerably EPIC love story later in The Silmarillion. Like Chapter 2, Chapter 4 doesn’t so much advance the plot from the previous chapter as it provides explanatory detail that will come into play much later.

In Chapter 4, we’ll learn:

  • Of the nature of Melian the Maia
  • Of Elwë, and his lingering in Beleriand
  • Of the Grey-Elves

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

  • Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
  • John R
  • Jacob Lockham

ARTWORK

CONTENTS

  • Melian the Maia » 5:35
  • “Enchantment” » 8:38
  • Elwë / Thingol » 19:45
  • Thingol and Melian Meet » 26:20
  • The Grey-Elves » 37:40
  • Haiku » 43:48

HELPFUL LINKS

  • listen to The Silmarillion for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon
  • buy The Silmarillion » https://amzn.to/3FOKAY5
  • buy The Atlas of Middle-earth » https://amzn.to/3KLOxQa
  • buy Tolkien’s Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/
  • buy Tolkien’s Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/
  • Timeline of Arda » https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Arda
  • Episode 9 » Of Thingol and Melian 2015 » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX2Ayhfr1pE

SHOUT-OUTS

Special thanks to the following patrons:

  • John R
  • Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
  • Jacob Lockham
  • Andrew T
  • Ms. Anonymous
  • Redhawk
  • Shannon S
  • Brian O
  • Emilio P
  • Zeke F
  • James A
  • James L
  • Chris L
  • Chuck F
  • Asya V
  • Ish of the Hammer
  • Teresa C
  • David of Pints with Jack
  • Jonathan D
  • Eric S
  • Joey S
  • Eric B
  • Johanna T
  • Mike M
  • Robert H
  • Paul D
  • Julia
  • Werty
  • Matthew W
  • JoeBagelMan
  • Chris K


AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH (MARCH OF 2022)
: Kaitlyn of Tea WithTolkien, Paul D, Daria, Stephen S, Jay Z, Andrew T, Bethany E, Daniel Delaney

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Join us for an in-depth discussion as we explore “Akallabíth”, the legend of Númenor’s fall from JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Learn about the rise of Sauron, Pharazôn’s assault on Valinor, and the escape of Elendil and Isildur to establish Arnor and Gondor.

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