A look at the riddles used in The Hobbit. These are taken from chapter 5, Riddles in the dark. we look at all the Riddles and the answers that both Bilbo and Gollum give.
Finarfin is one of the lesser known elves of the First Age. He bookends the beginning of the Noldor saga and its end. However I felt there was enough hints and implications that make Finarfin more than just a bookmark in Middle-earth history.
One of the most lingering aspects to me about the Silmarillion was the tale of Numenor, an island inhabited by the best of humanity. It's destruction was so severe, so total, that I had to examine the motivation behind it.
Of all the sons of Feanor, Maedhros was the most interesting to me because he tries to be the most different. In him, I really felt the tragedy of the First Age.
Modern comics from 1980 onwards.
The third and final installment of Bilbo Baggins's heroic journey
These two brothers are rarely mentioned apart from each other. While the Silmarillion contains Elves acting badly, Celegorm and Curufin are perhaps the most infamous. They literally gave their entire clan a bad name on their own and I think their motivations bear examination.
Though often grouped as shared collective, I think the Elves of Middle-earth are more diverse in appearance and thought than given credit for, even among the separate tribes in Valinor and Middle-earth. These distinctions would not have been as apparent to outsiders, but to the Elves themselves.
The original White Lady of the Noldor, Aredhel has a short story in the Silmarillion, but a powerful presence. She's up front and blunt person in a clan full of proud and angry nobles.
In their fantasy novels Tolkien and Lewis show the different paths evil may take.