Thursday, August 23rd, at 10:15PM EST, The Silmarillion Seminar continues as we discuss Chapter The Line of Elros: The Kings of Numenor-from the Founding of the City of Armenelos to the Downfall from Tolkien’s “Unfinished Tales.”
It’s interesting to think of the Kings of Numenor, but I think even more interesting are the Queens of Numenor. Moreover, the fact that the Numenorean Kings take their Title from Quenya, the highest and noblest of all the Elvish languages, itself says quite a bit about the Numenorean culture and the Elvish-Men closeness and affection.
We are given a genealogy of sorts in the book of the line of Numenorean Kings in this short chapter. The notes of the Chapter are highly interesting and given the subtlety of Tolkien, I’m sure the Simarillionaires (Facebook link-click here, Twitter link here), lead by Jason Jewell of Signum University, will be able to get a full hour of interesting discussion out of this chapter. For this is a most-interesting chapter.
I personally find the story of Elros (and his name, which encapsulates the history and glory) fascinating, especially the fact that Tolkien interestingly chooses 32 as the year Elros took to throne. What’s interesting about that? You’ll have to tune in to find out, Fellowship! But think about it. Google it. If you want to cheat, that is.