Month: July 2016

Silmarillion Character Profile: Idril

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Idril Celebrindal Immediate Family: Husband: Tuor Son: Eärendil Home: Gondolin Claim to fame: Married a mortal man and gave birth to the savior of Middle-earth…

Most Interesting Women in Middle-earth

Tolkien is frequently accused of being sexist. While most of the main characters in his stories are men, he also wrote some fascinating female characters. Here are a few of the most intriguing. 10. Berúthiel Mentioned in passing in The Fellowship of the Ring, Berúthiel was a crazy cat lady. Seriously. Aragorn assures the rest of the Fellowship that Gandalf is…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Hador

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Hador Immediate Family: Wife: Gildis Son #1: Gundor Son #2: Galdor Daughter: Glóredhel Home: Dor-lómin Claim to fame: The leader of the greatest house of…