Special Sub-Topic: Tuor and Turin
|Twice during the tale "Of Tuor And His Coming To Gondolin", characters from both this story and "Narn I Hin Hurin" share the same space and time. Where do these events happen?|
Annon-in-Gelydh and The pool of Ivrin. Annon-in-Gelydh is an elvish name for the gate of the noldor that Annael, Tuor's foster father, told him of. Tour had followed a spring of water here and met Gelmir and Arminas, two elves sent by Ulmo to Nargothrond to give Orodreth a warning and advice about the impending attack. When they delivered the message, Turin, Tuor's cousin, did not heed them, and so Nargothrond fell to Glaurang.
Turin was the second character to enter Tuors tale. after the sack of Nargothrond while seeking Finduilas, Orodreth's daughter, he passed by the Pool of Ivrin at the same time as Tuor and Voronwe and cried "Ivrin, Faelivrin! Gwindor and Beleg. Here once I was healed. But now never shall i drink the draught of peace again". Although they where cousins Tuor and Turin had never met and that is the only time their paths crossed.
|At the entrance to Gondolin, to whom does Voronwe say "know you not whom you see?"|
Elemmakil. It seems that Elemmakil and Voronwe were old friends. Elemmakil was troubled thinking that he may have to condemn his friend for leading Tuor to Gondolin.
"This is strange in you, Voronwe," he said. "we were long friends. Why then would you set me thus cruelly between the law and my friendship?"
|Of Turin's guides from Dor-lomin to Doriath, Grithnir died first.|
t. Though aged, both Grithnir and Gethron were described as valiant and were born in the days of Hador the father of Hurin.
"Then age and sickness came upon Grithnir, and he stayed beside Turin until he died; but Gethron departed, and Thingol sent him with an escort to guide him and guard him, and they brought words from Thingol to Morwen."
|What did the woodsmen name the outlaws, of whom Turin became the captain?|
Gaurwaith. The Gaurwaith were a band of outlaws from different places, including the House of Hador.
The men of Dor-lomin were the most ready to accept Turin as captain of their band.
|When Tuor met Gelmir and Arminas, Gelmir was the last to speak to Tuor before he left. What did he say?|
Anar kaluva tielyanna!. This means 'the sun shall shine on your path'. Gelmir and Arminas are said to be people of Angrod, Finarfin's son who lived with Cirdan the shipwright in the south.
'Lacho calad! Drego morn!' was the battle cry of the Edain of the north and means 'Flame light! Flee night!'
'Haudh-en-Elleth' is the name of the burial mound where Finduilas was buried and means 'the mound of the elf maid'.
|Androg, one of the outlaws, killed Khim son of Mim; because of this Mim commanded that Androg break his bow and arrows and set a curse upon him: "he shall never take arrow nor bear bow again. If he does, he shall die by it."
However, in defiance of Mim's curse, Androg took up his bow again.
Who did Mim blame for undoing his curse by curing Androg?|
Beleg. Although Beleg cured Androg from the poisoned wound, it seems that Androg did not stop mistrusting and disliking him.
Mim was even more angry and hated Beleg the more, already disliking him for the fact that he was an elf and also for the fact that Turin listened to Beleg's counsel above Mim's.
|Which cousin of Barahir relates Turin to Beren Erchamion? |
Baragund. Baragund was the cousin of Beren, and was one of the 12 companions of Barahir in Dorthonion, who were betrayed by Gorlim the unhappy.
Baragund was the father of Morwen, Turin's mother.
|Who built the seventh and last of the mighty gates of Gondolin?|
Maeglin. There were seven gates leading into Gondolin: the gate of wood, the gate of stone, the gate of writhen iron, the gate of bronze, the gate of silver and the gate of gold. These six were the ancient gates.
The last was the gate of steel and was built by Maeglin after the Gondolindrim returned from the Nirnaeth.
|While delivering their message to Orodreth, Gelmir and Arminas argued with Turin.
Arminas said to Turin, "Save your mistrust! I asked because I doubted what here seems believed; for little indeed do you resemble the kin of Hador, whatever your name."
What did Arminas mean by this? |
That Turin was discourteous and refused to listen to good counsel.. Arminas said, "I spoke not of the difference between the black and the gold. But others of the House of Hador Bear themselves otherwise, and Tuor among them. For they use courtesy and listen to good counsel, holding the Lords of the West in awe.
|Of what did Tuor say. "This uplifts the heart like the drinking of cool wine!"?|
The fresh wind from Belegaer.. Tuor said this when he first experienced a gust of wind from the west bringing him his first breath of sea air.
Tuor is said to be the first man ever to reach Belegaer the shoreless.
It is also said that none save the Eldar felt the sea longing more than he.
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