Posts tagged: LOTR
MIDDLE-EARTH MEME: [1/3 races] Elves
“The Elves were the first of Eru’s children to awaken under a starlit sky and venture into Middle Earth. As tall as men and slender and gifted, they are described as the fairest and most skilled creatures in Arda. They were marked for an insatiable curiosity and a desire of learning and creating, and were lovers of nature, holding a great fondness for the sea and the stars, and especially the water. Elves are immortal and resistant to disease and are not subject to physical aging, although they may be killed in battle or by losing the will to live.”
It upsets me when people say that Tolkien was a racist because there is nothing to signify he was. He enjoyed other cultures, he studied other cultures. He was fascinated about the world. He was attempting to create a myth about a fantasy world named Arda, which was in some way historically accurate. Not all those with, in his words, “tanned skin” were bad and not all those who had white skin were good. To say he was a racist because he based his story 6000 years in Europe, is wrong.
“I am Aragorn son of Arathorn and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dunadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!”
“I think I’m quite ready for another adventure.”
‘Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue; and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends’.