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The '''Hall of Fire''' was a large room in [[Elrond]]'s house in [[Rivendell]].  Between carven pillars in a great hearth a fire was always kept lit, with little other light present.  While the hall stood empty during most days, at night it was given over to the telling of tales and singing of songs.
 
The '''Hall of Fire''' was a large room in [[Elrond]]'s house in [[Rivendell]].  Between carven pillars in a great hearth a fire was always kept lit, with little other light present.  While the hall stood empty during most days, at night it was given over to the telling of tales and singing of songs.
  
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In {{TA|2941}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> when [[Thorin and Company]] stayed in Rivendell for weeks, [[Bilbo Baggins]] undoubtedly visited the Hall of Fire, for in his telling of his adventures he mentioned hearing many songs and tales, and found that the house was perfect for just sitting and thinking.<ref>{{H|Rest}}</ref>  These words are very close to the description of the hall that [[Gandalf]] gave [[Frodo Baggins]] as they approached the hall together<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref> on [[24 October]] {{TA|3018}}.<ref name="Great">{{App|Great}}</ref>
 
In {{TA|2941}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> when [[Thorin and Company]] stayed in Rivendell for weeks, [[Bilbo Baggins]] undoubtedly visited the Hall of Fire, for in his telling of his adventures he mentioned hearing many songs and tales, and found that the house was perfect for just sitting and thinking.<ref>{{H|Rest}}</ref>  These words are very close to the description of the hall that [[Gandalf]] gave [[Frodo Baggins]] as they approached the hall together<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref> on [[24 October]] {{TA|3018}}.<ref name="Great">{{App|Great}}</ref>
  
On that evening after the feast celebrating Frodo's recovery, Elrond and [[Arwen]] led their guests to the Hall of Fire.  It was in this room that Frodo found Bilbo, seemingly asleep, but actually composing a poem about [[Eärendil]].  It was also here that Bilbo asked to see the [[One Ring|Ring]] and was saddened to see Frodo's negative reaction.  The two hobbits then enjoyed talking about [[the Shire]] until [[Aragorn]] came and helped Bilbo polish his poem.  When Bilbo recited the poem to the crowd [[Lindir]] could not tell which parts Bilbo had written and which Aragorn had composed.  Later, when Bilbo and Frodo left, they heard the song, ''[[A Elbereth Gilthoniel]]''.<ref name="Meetings"/>
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On that evening after the feast celebrating Frodo's recovery, Elrond and [[Arwen]] led their guests to the Hall of Fire.  It was in this room that Frodo found Bilbo, seemingly asleep, but actually composing the [[Song of Eärendil]].  It was also here that Bilbo asked to see the [[One Ring|Ring]] and was saddened to see Frodo's negative reaction.  The two hobbits then enjoyed talking about [[the Shire]] until [[Aragorn]] came and helped Bilbo polish his poem.  When Bilbo recited the poem to the crowd [[Lindir]] could not tell which parts Bilbo had written and which Aragorn had composed.  Later, when Bilbo and Frodo left, they heard the song, ''[[A Elbereth Gilthoniel]]''.<ref name="Meetings"/>
  
 
When [[Samwise Gamgee]] battled [[Shelob]] on [[13 March]] {{TA|3019}}<ref name="Great"/> he recalled the song to  
 
When [[Samwise Gamgee]] battled [[Shelob]] on [[13 March]] {{TA|3019}}<ref name="Great"/> he recalled the song to  

Revision as of 20:01, 24 October 2012

The Hall of Fire by Anke Eißmann

The Hall of Fire was a large room in Elrond's house in Rivendell. Between carven pillars in a great hearth a fire was always kept lit, with little other light present. While the hall stood empty during most days, at night it was given over to the telling of tales and singing of songs.

History

In T.A. 2941[1] when Thorin and Company stayed in Rivendell for weeks, Bilbo Baggins undoubtedly visited the Hall of Fire, for in his telling of his adventures he mentioned hearing many songs and tales, and found that the house was perfect for just sitting and thinking.[2] These words are very close to the description of the hall that Gandalf gave Frodo Baggins as they approached the hall together[3] on 24 October T.A. 3018.[4]

On that evening after the feast celebrating Frodo's recovery, Elrond and Arwen led their guests to the Hall of Fire. It was in this room that Frodo found Bilbo, seemingly asleep, but actually composing the Song of Eärendil. It was also here that Bilbo asked to see the Ring and was saddened to see Frodo's negative reaction. The two hobbits then enjoyed talking about the Shire until Aragorn came and helped Bilbo polish his poem. When Bilbo recited the poem to the crowd Lindir could not tell which parts Bilbo had written and which Aragorn had composed. Later, when Bilbo and Frodo left, they heard the song, A Elbereth Gilthoniel.[3]

When Samwise Gamgee battled Shelob on 13 March T.A. 3019[4] he recalled the song to Elbereth that he heard in his sleep in the Hall of Fire. He sang this song and it bolstered his courage, such that he could face down the great spider and force her retreat.[5]

Fandom

The Hall of Fire is also a weekly chat hosted by TheOneRing.net at irc.theonering.net in #thehalloffire channel.

Portrayal in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The Hall of Fire is found in the Last Homely House on the first floor. The hall is two stories tall and contains two long tables. On the opposite end of the door to the hall is a great fireplace flanked on both sides by smaller fireplaces. One can find Bilbo playing a riddle game with Lindir.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "A Short Rest"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Choices of Master Samwise"