OK, here is an easy one:
OK, here is an easy one:
My guess is Galadriel - her hair was long and yellow and coveted.
It's told Tolkien modeled Lúthien in his own wife Edith
This one should be a bit tricky
The friendship between Beleg Cúthalion and Túrin Turambar.
In my opinion that is one of the most remarkable tales of friendship in all Middle-Earth. Beleg really goes out on a limb for Túrin, but the story ends sadly for both of them, as we all know.
That is indeed a beautiful tale Gadmur, feel like re-reading it now that you brought it up.
And you were remarkably close to the answer.
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Still fairly close.
The ring of Barahir?
I can scarcely come up with good riddles, so here's another easy one:
I preferred the transliteration of the original Greek Οἰδίπους rather than the more common Oedipus which is the Latinized form
You're absolutely correct
The tragedy of Túrin often strikes me harder than that of Oidipus in the telling of Sophocles but such excellent interpretations as this in which we see Christopher Plummer and Orson Welles help even out
As this thread has lain dormant for over a month, I shall take it upon myself to try and keep it from extinction.
I agree with Boraxxe that Shelob's lair would be a very disgusting smelling place. However, I will try an alternate solution: Saruman arranging the breeding of half-orcs, which seems quite disgusting when you think about the details.
While those are certainly both rather disgusting, neither are correct. Try looking at it slightly differently.
If we split the clue up into 2 parts we have "dis" and "gusting".
Dis is the Roman god of the underworld and the Middle-earth equivalent is Melkor.
Gusting is wind blowing in bursts or it could mean bursts of emotion also.
So now we have strong bursts of wind blowing Melkor around.
I submit that the answer is Tulkas.
Quote from the Silmarillion; ”So came Tulkas the Strong, whose anger passes like a mighty wind, scattering cloud and darkness before it, and Melkor fled before his wrath and his laughter, and forsook Arda, and there was peace for a long age.”
"Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"
Wow. I would never have even thought of looking at it like that. I don't think I'm clever enough to come up with a riddle like that. Kudos for that answer, Boraxxe.
You still aren't looking at it quite right, however.
OK, so far we have tried a disgusting location (smell), a disgusting act, and even breaking down disgusting to come up with a very unique answer. Assuming we were not on the right track with any of those, I will guess a character: Gollum. It is mentioned a few times when Frodo and/or Sam are disgusted with Gollum’s actions, eating habits, etc. It is also stated that when Frodo offers Gollum some lembas bread, Gollum is disgusted by the smell of the elves on it.
Still not on the right track, though Gollum is certainly very disgusting.
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