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  •  Thank You for the Correction (3+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, ColoTim, wildweasels

    I was going by memory for much of this.  Since most of The Silmarillion takes place in the lands West of the Ered Luin, I guess I tend to forget that there was stuff taking place in the Eastern parts of Middle-Earth during the First Age as well.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:07:59 PM PST

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    •  Durin actually woke in Khazad-Dum. The cities (2+ / 0-)
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      quarkstomper, wildweasels

      in the Blue Mountains were those of other Dwarf-Fathers.

      The last time the Republicans were this radical, they were working to elect former slaves to Congress. What a difference a century and a half makes!

      by jayjaybear on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:43:20 PM PST

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      •  Of Course, that's right; (3+ / 0-)
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        Because after Durin woke he looked into the pool outside the east end of Khazad-dum and the image of the stars reflected in it seemed to make a crown around his head.  That's why the dwarves call the constellation of Ursa Major "Durin's Crown".  I remember that now.

        In LOTR, Gimli pauses in their flight from Moria at Durin's Stone to look into the Mirrormere.  And Legolas stands behind him making bunny ears with his fingers.

        "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

        by quarkstomper on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:26:01 PM PST

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