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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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The Eye of Sauron

This all speculation. If there is nothing written that proves one way or the other then we can all keep chewing the same quotes over tilll the cows come home.

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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I doubt Tolkien ever intended this image to be anything else then a figure of speech.
Plus, should it be a bird, I doubt that it would be an eagle, birds that are seen as brave and valiant, in opposition to Sauron

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Fundin, Lord of Moria - Rank 5
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My eagle has nothing to do with The Lord of the Rings, it was just an example concerning the language used to describe a vision.




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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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Well...please excuse me for that, but to tell you the truth, I'm not really sure what you meant by that.

Maybe you could be so kind so as to summon up what you were trying to say.

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Fundin, Lord of Moria - Rank 5
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The apology should be mine The Might, as it seems I have been too confusing with the example.

Anyway whatever the case, my Eagle is not really necessary to illustrate my POV.

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Hobbit from Hobbiton - Rank 4
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Well it's two years old but hey ho

Gollum describes Sauron as having nine fingers.

Thats the big ball of fire ruled out.

The swirling clouds part and a window in Bara-dur is described.....not a big firey red ball thing.

I'd side on a metaphor of a ceasless powerfull will, never sleeping, never resting an eternal agency of evil with an unimaginable potency.

A portion of Saurons will, empowers his armies of orcs & trolls, strengthening there will. Saurons will strengthens the ramparts and foundations of what would have been an otherwise impossible structure.

He demands that it won't fall.....by his will alone!

The force that Frodo feels as he nears Mordor is just leackage from that power.
The term of using an eye as an metaphor for extra sensory powers or sixth sense is also known as the third eye.

It doesn't mean people have 3 eyes.  
Just a metaphor.

So Saurons third eye...is as powerful as befitting the god that he is, and percivable by people/magic/mirrors/palantir as a big firey eye thing.

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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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Well said, Fili and I agree. Otherwise how do you describe a powerful will that never sleeps but is always searching Middle Earth for the other half of itself, the one ring? The symbol of an all seeing eye is not uncommon in myth or religion and never is taken as just a physical eye but always as an ever watchful presence.

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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I would say that The Eye glazing upon Middle Earth is a power of destruction combined with the Ring's power forming itself The Eye but the first post of Celethil would be my theory which is a manifestation and if Sauron has an eye in Mordor then how come he could see clearly I mean pretend that you right eye is damaged by something then you have to turn right all the time to see what you would have seen if you're eye wasn't damage.
I think The Might is quite-like a person that answers a lot of forums.
Anyways why wouldn't he turn even though he looks like an undead Maiar?



-- Edited by Zekrom on Friday 17th of August 2012 01:27:27 PM

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