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Encyclopedia > Children of Ilúvatar

In J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. He is wearing a WWI-era British Army uniform in this photograph. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was the author of and is anglicized from , foolhardy). The character of Professor Rashbold in , beginning with and , written while recuperating... Tolkien's fiction, The Children of Ilúvatar refers to The Elves (always pluralized as such, never Elfs) are one of the races that appear in the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Their complex history is described in full only in (the Speakers), in honor of the fact that, when they were created, they were the only living things... Elves and The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as , Sindarin: , mortality. Elves are immortal, in the sense that even if their bodies are slain, their spirits remain bound to the world, going to the Halls of Mandos to wait until they are released or... Men. Dwarves are not included in this, as though they were given sapience by Ilúvatar, they were in fact created by Aulë.


Elves are also named the The Elves (always pluralized as such, never Elfs) are one of the races that appear in the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Their complex history is described in full only in (the Speakers), in honor of the fact that, when they were created, they were the only living things... Quendi ("those who speak", in Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in J. R. R. Tolkiens work. It was the language that developed among those non-Telerin Elves that reached Valinor (the High Elves) from an earlier language called Common Eldarin. Of the Three Houses of Elves, the Ñoldor and... Quenya) and the Minnónar¹ ("Firstborn"). They are further divided into many groupings.


Men are also named the Apanónar ("Those born after" or "Afterborn"), Fírimar ("Mortals"), Engwar ("the Sickly"), and the Followers. These somewhat derogatory names were of course given to them by the Elves, who were the primary historians.


The reason for this naming is simple. Elves were the first of the Children of Ilúvatar to appear in A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. Middle-earth is the name for the lands on J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional ancient Earth where most of the tales of his legendarium take place. Middle... Middle-earth, whereas Men were not to follow until the beginning of the First Age, with the creation of the Sun and Moon, many thousands of years later.


References

  1. Ardalambion (http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/), "English-Quenya Wordlist" cites being the first — to explore the later 1951 drafts An expanded account of the Grey Annals — the history of Beleriand after the coming of the Elves. Additional narratives involving Húrin and the tragedy of his children (see Narn i Chîn Húrin). The Wanderings of H... The War of the Jewels p. 403.

 
 

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