Ando Eldarinwa
Keep on Going..

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Cast of the Lord of the Rings Movies [all 3]
Aragorn (Strider)   Viggo Mortensen.
Arwen   Liv Tyler
Bilbo   Ian Holm
Boromir   Sean Bean 
Celeborn   Marton Csokas
Denethor   John Noble
Elrond   Hugo Weaving
Eomer    Karl Urban
Eowyn   Miranda Otto
Faramir   David Wenham
Frodo   Elijah Wood.
Galadriel   Cate Blanchett
Gandalf   Ian McKellen
Legolas   Orlando Bloom
Pippin   Billy Boyd
Sam   Sean Astin
Saruman   Christopher Lee
Theoden   Bernard Hill
Wormtongue    Brad Dourif
Mark Ferguson as
Joel Tobeck as
Young Sméagol
John Leigh as
Craig Parker as
Robyn Malcolm as
Paul Sutera as
Lotho S.-B.
Bruce Spence as
The Mouth of Sauron
Sarah McLeod as
Rosie Cotton
Nathaniel Lees as
Brian Sergent as
Ted Sandyman
(pictures the process of finding Good ones..they would be welcome  *hint*hint*

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divide and conquer


Elvish Lines from LOTR Movie




Arwen: Frodo. Im Arwen. Telin le thaed.
          Frodo, I am Arwen. I have come to help you.

Lasto beth nin, tolo dan na ngalad.
          'Hear my voice, come back to the light.'

[Flight to the water]


Aragorn: Dartho guin berian. Rych le ad tolthathon.
            'Stay with the hobbits. I'll send horses for you.'

Hon mabathon. Rochon ellint im.
            'I'll take him. I'm the faster rider.'

Andelu i ven.
            'The road is too dangerous'
  Frodo fir. Ae athradon i hir,
            tur gwaith nin beriatha hon.

            'Frodo is dying [?]. If I can get across the river
            the power of my people will protect him.'
  Beyest lin.
            ... [?]

  Noro lim, Asfaloth, noro lim!
Noro lim, Asfaloth.
  Nin o Chithaeglir, lasto beth daer:
     Rimmo nin Bruinen dan in Ulaer.
            Nin o Chithaeglir, lasto beth daer

         Rimmo nin Bruinen dan in Ulaer.
   Lasto beth nin.
    Tolo dan na ngalad.

[Dialog of Arwen and Aragorn in Imladris]

Arwen:  A si i-dhúath ú-orthor, Aragorn.
           'The Shadow does not hold sway yet'
Ú or le a ú or nin.
           'Not over you and not over me'
Renech i lu i erui govannem?
           'Do you remember when we first met?'
Nauthannem i ned ol reniannen.
           'I thought I had strayed into a dream'
Gwenwin in enninath...
            'Long years have passed.'
U-arnech in naeth i si celich.
           'You did not have the cares you carry now.'
Renech i beth i pennen?
           'Do you remember what I told you?'


[Council of Elrond]


Aragorn: Havo dad, Legolas.
            'Sit down, Legolas.)'

Elrond (Sindarin):  

           Tangado a chadad
           *'Establish to hurling'' (a battle-cry)


The song of Galadriel:

Galadriel (Sindarin): 

             I amar prestar aen
           'The world is changed'
   Han mathon ne nen
           'I feel it in the water'
Han mathon ne chae
           'I feel it in the earth'
  A han nostron ned wilith [sic!]
           'I smell it in the air'

Not necesarily form the movie:

elrond: I Aear cân ven «Namar» 

elrond: 'The Sea calls us «Farewell»'


Bruinen Spell.

Lord of the Rings Website.  The 'Bruinen Spell' against the Ringwraiths. First analyzed by Måns Björkman.


Sound file with Róisín Carty reciting this rhyme.



Nîn o Chithaeglir 

lasto beth daer;

Rimmo nîn Bruinen 

dan in Ulaer!


'Waters of the Misty Mountains listen to the great word; flow waters of Loudwater against the Ringwraiths!'

My favoritest Lines:
I don't suppose we'll ever see them again.
We may yet, Mr Frodo. We may. Sam. I'm glad you're with me
I'm glad you're with me.
We will not abandon Merry and Pippin to torment and death. Not while we have strength left. Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light. Let's hunt some orc.
Annon Edhellen edro hi ammen!
Translation: Gate of the Elves open now for me!
Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of the ring. When all this is over, the pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of the ring.
I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
 They have taken the bridge and the second hall. We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes. Drums, drums in the deep. We cannot get out. A shadow moves in the dark. We cannot get out. They are coming.

Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time, and rid us of your stupidity.

Cast it into the fire. Destroy it!!!
Tangado haid! Hado i philinn!
(Translation: 'Hold [your] positions! Fire the arrows!')

Ash nazg durbatuluk, Ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakatuluk, Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul (One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them)


Here! Mr Frodo's not going anywhere without me.
No, indeed, it is hardly possible to separate you from him, even when he is summoned to a secret council, and you are not. Mr Frodo's not going anywhere without me.
Gandalf: What did you hear?
N-n-n-nothing important. That is I heard a good deal about a ring, Dark Lord, and something about the end of the world, but, please Mr Gandalf, sir, please don't 'urt me. Don't turn me into anything - unnatural...

I don't like half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve



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Elvish Love Ring
elvish love ring
Click image for a closeup.

"One ring to show our love,
One ring to bind us,

One ring to seal our love
And forever to entwine us."

*this is soooooo sweet!!*




Strider: International Ranger of Mystery

"Dartho guin berian.  Rych le ad tolthathon."


Look at that SWORD!!!

By this sword, I rule!

Author: Michael Martinez
Published on: August 10, 2001

Related Subject(s): Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretationFantasy fiction -- History and criticism

Robert E. Howard fans should recognize the echo of a Kull story in the sentence, "By this sword, I rule." Howard liked to write about strong, brooding warriors. They might be men in the wild west of America, boxers in the ring, or naive barbarians thundering through the halls of civilizations so ancient even the citizens had forgotten their distant origins.

In some ways, Aragorn was a barbarian, at least from a Gondorian perspective. Although raised by Elrond in an Eldarin household, Aragorn was no city boy. And both his father and grandfather had been killed by creatures (Orcs, Trolls respectively) which most city-folk would flee from in abject terror.

Like Howard's warrior-kings, Conan and Kull, Aragorn was descended of an "Atlantean" people. Kull was, in fact, an Atlantean, forced into exile. He and Conan left their barbarian peoples and raised themselves up to be kings. Aragorn also left his homeland (Eriador) and raised himself up to be king (of both Gondor and Arnor).

But there the resemblance ends, or becomes only superficial. Howard celebrated the raw, primitive strength of the uncorrupted barbarian. Tolkien celebrated the sophisticated wisdom derived from the decline and fall of several civilizations. But both writers conveyed a sense of power through their characters which evokes a symmetry of passion.

That passion heats the conflict of praise and ridicule. The characters are treated with great respect by some writers, and deep irritation and annoyance by others. Conan has been compared to cardboard drivel. Aragorn has been compared to a noble horse.

It is the barbarian aspect of each character which most intrigues the reader, and both Conan and Aragorn became archetypes or full stereotypes for action/adventure heroes and characters. They are primal characterizations because each in his own way achieves a sohistication which his predecessors lacked (Kull stories predate Conan stories by several years, and Aragorn owes something to Beren, who first appeared in Tolkien's stories almost 20 years before Howard wrote his final Conan story).

Neither author lived long enough to see how his literary achievement would be directed toward the mass market, and I suppose that is a saving grace for each. Would they have been appalled to see bad actors scampering across rocky sets in cheap movie after cheap movie, hacking and slashing at rubber monsters or slavering over naked women who seem to only know how to scream?

Although the Kull/Conan mystique focuses on barbarian fury, Aragorn is the first Ranger. All Rangers are judged against him, and all trackers, too. Even Norda, the Empress' tracker in the recent "Dungeons and Dragons" movie, owes something to Aragorn's reserved composure, all-knowing foresight, and supreme competence in the skills of the hunter. When Aragorn expresses doubt about himself, he is not concerned with whether he can track a few dozen Orcs trampling up the countryside. He wonders if he is capable of making the right choices when all his choices seem to go wrong. Norda, in scenes cut from the movie, expresses similar doubts about her own choices, but remains unquestioned in her tracking skills.

Aragorn's rangers sometimes strike me as a caricature of Robin Hood's merry men, twisted into a serene nobility. There is no Little John in Aragorn's tale of outlawry, but Halbarad might have made an interesting Will Stutley. Legolas could have joined the fun as Will Scarlet, a bit effete but strong and deadly. Gimli would have to serve as Friar Tuck, deadly with a blade, quick to hoist a giblet and top it off with a flagon of wine. In public the Rangers of Eriador seem to have been rather stoic and quiet, but I'm sure they ripped up a tavern or two. The Forsaken Inn may owe its name to Arathorn II's bachelor party, for all we know.

When Robin blows his horn, the merry men come running with weapons ready, and they are a deadly force to be reckoned with when their rage is ignited. So, too, are the Dunedain who ride to Aragorn's aid in answer to his unvoiced need. Kull had his Red Slayers and Conan had his reiver buddies, but Aragorn had 30 Rangers.

One of the most memorable moments for me in a Kull story came in the fragment where Kull leads his bodyguards (400 strong) to the river Styx. There the ancient ferryman warns them that whomever crosses will not return. He tells of a mighty army, thousands strong, which crossed the river. The battle they engaged in with unnamed foes could be heard for miles and lasted for days. And then there was silence. Kull did the honorable thing. He offered to let anyone who was afraid to stay behind, but none of his guards were willing to desert him. He could only praise them by saying, "Ye are men."

Aragorn, in a Kull-like fashion, led his thirty lucky guys through the Paths of the Dead. They, too, refused to abandon their leader. It's just hard to imagine a city guy, even Boromir, commanding that kind of love and respect from his soldiers. And Boromir was no sloucher, either. When he showed up at Rivendell, he had been in the wild for months. He must have looked pretty rough, even if the Elf maidens did give him a quick shave and haircut before the big council. So Boromir at the very least achieved Honorary Barbarian status.

And yet, there is a problem with drawing a barbarian analogy for Tolkien's Dunedain. They may not have lived in cities any longer, but they had not abandoned civilization. Civilization had withered away around them, but they preserved its best qualities. The unsophisticated Rohirrim seemed like rustic boys next to Aragorn's small company of Eriadorian Rangers.

The real barbarians in Tolkien's stories are usually referred to summarily, or stand off-stage. These are the Easterlings, members of nameless tribes with unstipulated customs. Now, some people might be quick to point out that the Northmen are barbarians, too. Well, yes and no. What is a barbarian? In the classical sense, a barbarian was an outsider. Kull and Conan were both outsiders in the cultures they came to govern. The fact they wore funny clothes, spoke strangely, and could kill five times as many men as the next guy were only the trappings of their barbarism. At the core of their nature, they were both at odds with the way civilized people behaved.

Tolkien's Northmen were not only comfortable with the Dunedain, they intermarried with them freely, and even helped set matters straight in Gondor (more than once). And they had their own cities, such as Lake-town, Dale, Edoras, and Aldburg. Some people even argue that Framsburg must have been a city, since it was large enough or memorable enough to warrant both a name and a mark on the map.

But the Easterlings represent barbarism as the Biblical writers perceived it. They used the Greek word "barbarian" to denote people who did not speak Greek. The Easterlings do not speak Sindarin, the language of sophisticated culture, nor Westron, the language of Dunadan imperial prestige. There may be Easterlings who know enough Westron to communicate in it, but they are Easterlings and it is Westron, the language of the West. Easterlings are so foreign, that it seems only two of their words were preserved in the histories: variag and khand.

In the ancient world, language was a powerful tool of the state. Citizens could be separated from foreigners quickly based on who spoke what language. And language was also used to establish sacred power, and to record the traditions of the local cultures. A people who did not write were unsophisticated. A people who spoke or even wrote a foreign language were outsiders, not as important as those who spoke the true mother tongue. When Rome imposed its rule across the Mediterranean world, Latin became an important language, although Greek ultimately prevailed in the east.

Tolkien also uses language to separate the locals from the foreigners. The Noldor, who fall into savagry and decadence, become outlaws and foreigners in their exile. In order to live among the Sindar, they are forced to adopt the language of the Sindar. The loss of their mother tongue is a mark of their shame, and in fact a sign of the supremacy of the Sindar in Beleriand. The Noldor built most of the cities of stone, and all the great fortresses outside of Doriath, but they were still foreigners, and not all of the Sindar appreciated them.

Like the Noldor in Beleriand, Aragorn's people were exiles who had returned to Middle-earth. They settled among their less sophisticated cousins but the Dunedain-in-Exile benefitted from a reversal in fortunes. Numenor had become the dominant power in Middle-earth, and civilization was conveyed to Men in Middle-earth by the Numenoreans. Hence, it was the Numenorean Adunaic tongue which spread far and wide and became the symbol of civilization.

Aragorn certainly spoke Westron well, but he also knew Sindarin and spoke it like a native. In their turn, the Sindar had become the outsiders to most peoples. Gondor alone among the nations of late Third Age Middle-earth retained widespread knowledge of Sindarin. As Quenya before it, Sindarin became little more than a language of lore for the Dunedain. They preserved it rather than enriched it. They elected not to expand it.

In Tolkien's world, words are accompanied by actions. In Howard's world, actions are accompanied by words. When the blodd-stained Kull breaks the stone tablets with the Valusia laws, he raises his axe above his head and cries out, "By this axe, I rule!" When Aragorn reveals his true heritage to Eomer and the Rohirrim, rattling off his list of names and titles, he whips out his sword and cries, "Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again!"

Like Kull and Conan, Aragorn comes barging into Gondorian society from outside, disrupting politics and displacing local leaders. Denethor is offended at the thought of giving up his Stewardship to "such a one, last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship and dignity". Even when he is presented with the opportunity to enter the city as a victorious captain of war, Aragorn elects instead to remain outside as "a Captain of the Rangers, who are unused to cities and houses of stone." And with that he orders his banner furled and he removes the Star of the North.

It remains for Aragorn to assume command of Gondor's armies before he can formally claim its crown. Although he wins over the people quickly, they need a warrior-king, not a gentle-spoken philosopher-king. Aragorn proves he knows languages and lore, but his words are overshadowed by his deeds. He is brave and strong, but he must also be decisive.

It is a part of the barbarian mystique that, whereas a civilized man will ponder the meanings of words and prophecies, a barbarian will stride forward and slice the knot which has perplexed the civilized world for centuries. It requires a Macedonian king to spread Greek civilization across half the known world. It takes a northern Dunadan king to lead Gondor to victory in its wars with the east. Whereas Denethor and his captains sit in their towers and try to figure out how long they can last against the assaults of Mordor, Aragorn charges through the Paths of the Dead, recruits a phantom army, and uses that to overwhelm the forces of Gondor's enemies.

So Tolkien presents us two faces of barbarism: the pure barbarian, untainted or justified by long privation, and the corrupt barbarian, lost in evil and darkness. It is the pure barbarian who represents the best of the romantic ideas once embodied by civilization. His barbarism is the barbarism of the outsider. He is not a savage or virulent foe come to sack and pillage the cities of the coast. He is a savior come to fulfill the ancient prophecies. His strength is pure and his heart is noble.

Barbarians are sometimes credited with reinvigorating decadent civilizations. And Aragorn is the Renewer. He initiates a period of renewed growth and vigor in Gondorian and Arnorian society. He infuses the Dunedain with new blood, too, by marrying Arwen, the Half-elven princess whose own people have been relegated to the status of barbarians.

Tolkien's barbarians, therefore, serve much the same purpose as Howard's barbarians. And undoubtedly both writers recognized the pitfalls of civilization, and appreciated how barbarism represents more than just a convenient foil for civilization. Barbarism is a constant new source of growth and vitality. As time saps the strength of the Roman legions, barbarians restore their power. And as time wears down Gondor's armies, forcing retreats from Mordor, Enedwaith, and Calenardhon, the Northmen arrive to take up the slack.

As Howard's Conan sought adventure in Aquilonia, Aragorn came from the barbaric north to adventure in the Gondorian south, and years later he claimed the throne of Gondor. Like Howard's Kull, Aragorn came from the sea to claim that throne. And just as Alexander sparked a Greek renaissance, Aragorn revitalized Gondor and carried its culture to foreign lands, including his own. Aragorn was a man of actions as well as words.

Michael Martinez is the author of Visualizing Middle-earth, which may be purchased directly from Xlibris Corp. or through any online bookstore. You may also special order it from your local bookstore. The ISBN is 0-7388-3408-4.



Fun with Translations

compiled by Rayvah
In light of the translation errors that had a link to, I decided to try out a few of my own. If you go to they have a translation page and... well, let me just give you a few I did...


"This is no mere Ranger. This is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance?"

"Aragorn? This is Isildur's heir?"

"And heir to the throne of Gondor"

"Sit down, Legolas"

Translation (English to spanish, back to english)

"This one is not no foresters of meer, this one is son of Aragorn de Arathorn.
You must your loyalty to him. "

"Aragorn? This one is inheriting of Isildur? "

"And the heir to the throne of Gondor. "

"one feels down, Legolas."

Frodo! Frodo! I thought I'd lost you.

What are you talking about?

Its just something Gandalf said. Don't you lose him, Samwise Gamgee.

Sam, were still in the Shire, what could possibly happen?

(Merry and Pippin run out of the corn and run into Frodo and Sam)

Oh Frodo! Look, Merry, its Frodo Baggins!

Hello Frodo!

You've been into Farmer Maggots crop!

I don't know why he's so upset. Its only a couple of carrots.

And some cabbages. And those two bags of potatoes we took from him last week. And the mushrooms the week before.

Yes, Pippin. I'm only saying he's clearly overreacting.

(hobbits run into each other and fall over bank)

Oh! That was close!

Trust a Brandybuck and a Took.

That was just a detour. A shortcut.

Shortcut to what?




Frodo! Frodo! I thought that lost you. What you are speaking? Its just something Gandalf this. You do not lose it, Samwise Gamgee. SAM, was the still in the Shire, which could possibly happen? (the happy operation and of the reineta outside the maize and in the operation Frodo and SAM) Oh Frodo! Watch, happy, his Frodo Baggins! Hello Frodo! You have been in harvest of the worms of the farmer! I do not know porqué he is so it upheaval. His only a pair of carrots. And some coles. And those two potato purses that we took from him the last week. And the mushrooms the week before. Yes, Reineta. I am only saying he I am clearly overreacting. in (excessive battery and operation one of the fall) Oh of hobbits! That was near! Trust that a Brandybuck and one to took. That was right a deflection. A short cut. Short cut what? Mushrooms!


I swindle! I swindle! I have thought that lost you. Of that what been speaking? Relative just the something said Gandalf. You do not lose it, Samwise Gamgee. SAM, was the alambicco in the Shire, than what it has possibly been able to happen? (allegro and operation renetta from the cereal and operation in I swindle and SAM) the OH Frodo! It observes, allegro, the relative one I swindle Baggins! Hello I swindle! You have been in the harvest of the larve of the cultivator! I do not know why he is so as to me back. Relative only one brace of carrots. And it determines cabbages to you. And those two bags of the potatoes that we have taken from he last week. And the fungi the week before. Yes, Renetta. They are only saying he are clearly overreacting. (operation to vicissitude and in the excessive bank of fall) OH of the hobbits! That one was near! It hopes that a Brandybuck and one to have taken. That one was just one shunting line. One scorciatoia. Scorciatoia to that what? Fungi!


Frodo! Frodo! I thought that I lost you. About what do speak you? Its Juste something Gandalf known as. You do not destroy it, Samwise Gamgee. Were SAM, the distiller in Shire, which it probably could occur? (merry passage and of rennet out of corn and passage in Frodo and SAM) the OH Frodo! Look at, merry, its Frodo Baggins! Hello Frodo! You were in the collection of larvae of farmer! I do not know why it is thus disturbs. Its only one couple of carrots. And of cabbages. And these two bags of potatoes which we took of him last week. And mushrooms the front week. Yes, Rennet. I am only saying is to him clearly overreacting. (passage of hobbits in one the other and the finished bank of fall) OH! It was narrow! Make confidence that Brandybuck and has took. It was right a turning. A short cut. Short cut with what? Mushrooms!

Its Figwit!


don't know much about him........but watch out legolas!


Hes the one nearest Elrond.just in case you couldnt tell


  • Apparently Figwit is either Legolas companionor his (dramatic music) ARCHENEMY!!

  • Q: Why is he called Figwit? Is that his real name?
    A: Figwit stands for "Frodo is grea...who is THAT?!" We don't know his real name.

  • Q: So why do you say "Frodo is grea.. who is THAT?!"
    A: When Frodo says "I will take it!", we are so impressed we start to think
    "Frodo is great!"  But before we finish that thought, the camera pans and we
    see Figwit, smouldering enigmatically in the background and all our Frodo thoughts
    are whisked away by that elf - who is THAT?!  He's gorgeous!

VISIT FIGWIT!!!  Figwit Lives!


Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom 
a new Domm. and Orli pic.   yay.
This was one of the most touching scenes in the whole movie.



 I found some excellent! LoTR wallpapers.  Unfrotunantly the site they are from is in Spanish....but for those Spanish students the site is easy to understand.
Here's an example:


Who's your Fellowship fella?
I like some FUNNY stuff

Who's your Fellowship fella?
This man KNOWS the birds and the bees

Who's your Fellowship fella?
I roll in the hay with Hobbits

Who's your Fellowship fella?
i needed a pic of him to complete the fellowship..but couldn't get to the real try it

"Hobbits, a short, peacefull race inhabiting a western region of Middle Earth called the Shire, are a strange people, considered unimportant by the other races. They are inclined to be fat in the stomach, as they eat six square meals a day. They dress in bright colors, and live in holes in the ground called Hobbit Holes, which are rather comfortable. They have brown, curly hair on their heads, and very rarely have facial hair, and have curly brown hair on their feet. They are usually from about two and a half to four feet tall, shorter than dwarves, and wear no shoes. They can walk incredibly quietly when it suits them. "

                        Pippin --- Merry

On Hobbits and Genealogy
...highly interesting!

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