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Date: November 09, 2014 - 04:20 pm
Title: Beleg Cúthalion

wow even better than an answer!! thank you very much.

But would you mind to answer(if you don't want it's oe you've done more than enough)?

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Date: November 09, 2014 - 04:00 pm
Title: Beleg Cúthalion

Hey!! still talking about Eldar height do you think this 2 passages contradict each-other?

'The Quendi were in origin a tall people. The Eldar (...) they were in general the stronger and taller members of the Elvish folk at that time. In Eldarin tradition it was said that even their women were seldom less than six feet in height; their full-grown elfmen no less than six and a half feet, while some of the great kings and leaders were taller.'

'They were called “halflings”; but this refers to the normal height of men of Númenórean descent and of the Eldar (especially those of Ñoldorin descent), which appears to have been about seven of our feet.’

I mean this is more of a question if the first passage actually means an average since "kings and leader were taller" taller than what? the height given previously or the average not given? If the latter than we should consider "seldom less" and "no less" indicators of a minimum height rather than an average.



Author's Response:

I will spread the word with fellow Silm fans that you are interested in discussing the question of heights and refer anyone to this link who might enjoy pursuing that discussion with you.

Reviewer: Firstborn Signed [Report This]
Date: March 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
Title: Beleg Cúthalion

Like you said Tolkien revised many of his works and although that wasn't the one he changed the most there are a few...

In the begging Tolkien always said that the Eldar were of lightier build than man but later he changed that and Beleg is a great example of that:

'' But in the dim dusk of a winter's day there appeared suddenly among them a man, as it seemed, of great bulk and girth, cloaked and hooded in white...'' - This is a physical description of Beleg in comparison to the mans that were following Túrin Turambar.

 



Author's Response:

Thanks for the comment. Yes, that is a great contradiction to the the physical description in Lay of the Children of Húrin, where he appears tall but noticeably slim ("light of girth").




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