Post by studentofwar on Aug 30, 2008 6:40:25 GMT -5
I think the fire that created the one ring originates from one of the simarils. The Minas Tirith that watches Minas Morgul was built from raized ruins of the Minas Tirith that watched the foothills approaching Melkors stronghold. Secluded Mordor enjoys the same protection that Gondolin enjoyed in its day. So the simaril that was lost to the earth could indeed be fueling the fires of Mount Doom.
I tried to overlay the maps I had and it didnt seem to fit. Maybe because of the 30 degree discreptancy in the pivot. I came to the conclusion that the Gap of Rohan must have been the once great fortress of Utumno. Which might lead to the dwarves of Moria stumbling upon the balrog because they were digging in the Iron Mountains home of Angband.
I like of some the parallels that you point out. I listened to Beren and Luthien on audio-book again this weekend and found myself thinking of Frodo and Aragorn. I know that Aragorn recognizes the similarities between Beren, Luthien, and himself and Arwen but I could't help seeing Frodo and Sam also. Mr. Frodo and Samwise's relationship is different from the other pairs but very deep nonetheless. They journey to heart of danger like Beren and Luthien. Frodo is captured by the enemy like Beren and freed by his companion. Both characters get a body part bit off along with the object of power that they each possessed.
This has also made me want to believe that indeed the ring of power is either connected to the lost silmaril or it is Sauron's greatest achievement in imitating the power of the silmaril. It is a fun fancy to think that the one ring gains some power from Feanor's jewel but I don't think it would possible because the jewel is holy and I would argue that any power gleamed from it would hurt the unclean.
Although the premise is intriguing, I would have to say that the jewel would have to be "unlocked" to power the tumults under Mount Doom and it is said that no one save Feanor himself could do that...and he is in the Halls of Waiting.
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2008 7:49:38 GMT -5 by Glorfindel