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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
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  • 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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