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Peoples of Beleriand - Rank 1
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Date: Aug 31, 2011
Eru?

What did Eru Ilúvatar do before creating the Ainur?

 



-- Edited by FirstBorn on Wednesday 31st of August 2011 05:16:18 AM



-- Edited by FirstBorn on Thursday 1st of September 2011 09:40:40 PM

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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He sang to himself and had a big solo party!!??



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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Makes as much sense as anything bear lol I'm sure the songs lasted a very long time

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But no wizardry nor spell, neither fang nor venom,nor devil's art nor beast-strength, could overthrow Huan of Valinor;
Tom Bombadil
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Eru being sort of the "Creator" did what OUR Creator did before he gave the Torah to Moses. NOTHING
At least if you think around those lines. In Genesis it said that "The Spirit of G-D Floated above the Waters" meaning Primordial waters
So maybe Eru also did the same thing. And I could really see Eru singing Solos Bear. Great take on that one.

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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Is there any given statment for how long the Ainur sang before the creation of Arda? I always imagined it being a very very long time. Perhaps even as long as the ages of Tolkien's tales. I may simply be confused on this matter tho

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But no wizardry nor spell, neither fang nor venom,nor devil's art nor beast-strength, could overthrow Huan of Valinor;
Tom Bombadil
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No Huan, they never gave a time announcement as to how long the songs of creation lasted

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Ring a dong! hop along! fal lal the willow!
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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Can it be assumed that there were more being like the Ainur that did not come into Arda?

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But no wizardry nor spell, neither fang nor venom,nor devil's art nor beast-strength, could overthrow Huan of Valinor;
Tom Bombadil
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There is always that possibility. I will ask some of my friends tonight when we have our monthly Inklings Roundtable

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Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!
Ring a dong! hop along! fal lal the willow!
Tom Bom, Jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!

Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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That's sounds like a lot of fun Arwen. No one I know is into Tolkien lore or the LotR books at all for that matter

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But no wizardry nor spell, neither fang nor venom,nor devil's art nor beast-strength, could overthrow Huan of Valinor;
Tom Bombadil
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You know, they are out there, even in your area. Get in touch with the Tolkien Society in the UK, and ask if there are Tolkien Groups near you. I was going to start my own, when I found out that Houston had a Tolkien Group. And if there is none, you can put an ad into your paper in the Community Calendar, which is usually free to find people who are interested in starting such a group.

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Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!
Ring a dong! hop along! fal lal the willow!
Tom Bom, Jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!

 
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