Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another pair?

I noticed in Appendix A that Eomer Eadig's son is Elfwine. That sounds like another Lost Road pair...any confirmation of this? What does Eadig mean?

--Luke Bretscher

2 comments:

  1. "Blessed," (http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/e/eomer.html) which would make another pair: Bliss-friend/Elf-friend. Well-spotted!

    RLFB

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  2. Another point to note is that Eomer Eadig (along with Eorl) has much the same relation to Gondor as Audoin did to the Byzantine Empire, which Tolkien bore in mind while developing the history of Gondor. So the Eomer/Elfwine and Audoin/Alboin pairs seem to match almost perfectly.

    G. Lederer

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