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The '''Straight Road''' is the route that leaves the earth's curvature through sky and space to the ethereal land of [[Aman]].
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The '''Straight Road''' was the route that left the [[Middle-earth]]'s curvature through sky and space to the ethereal land of [[Aman]].
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==History==
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The Straight Road, so called because it followed the old path across [[Belegaer]] from before the [[Akallabêth]] when the Flat World was [[Changing of the World|made Round]], was only kept open to [[Elves]], who were allowed to sail to it on their ships by a special grace of the [[Valar]].
  
The Straight Road, so called because it follows the old path across [[Belegaer]] from before the [[Akallabêth]] when the Flat World was [[Changing of the World|made Round]], is only kept open to [[Elves]], who are allowed to sail to it on their ships by a special grace of the [[Valar]].
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Like [[Tuor]] and [[Amandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Amandil]] attempted to reach [[Aman]], also some mortals traveled the Straight Road. [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Frodo Baggins]] sailed into the West on the [[White Ship]], and were followed by [[Samwise Gamgee]] who sailed alone, but presumably found his way.
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==Other writings==
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Possibly also [[Smith]] found a conceptually similar road, leading to "[[Faery]]".<ref>{{HM|SWM}}</ref>
  
A ship departing on the Straight Road, when observed from the shore, would slowly become smaller to sight until it disappeared in a point, and not drop behind the horizon{{fact}}.
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Like [[Tuor]] and [[Amandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Amandil]] attempted to reach [[Aman]], also some mortals traveled the Straight Road. [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Frodo Baggins]] sailed into the West on the [[White Ship]], and followed by [[Samwise Gamgee]] who sailed alone, but presumably found his way.
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In most recent history there has been an [[Ælfwine]].
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Possibly also ''[[Smith]]'' from ''[[Smith of Wootton Major]]'' found this road to "[[Faery]]".
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The Straight Road was the route that left the Middle-earth's curvature through sky and space to the ethereal land of Aman.

History

The Straight Road, so called because it followed the old path across Belegaer from before the Akallabêth when the Flat World was made Round, was only kept open to Elves, who were allowed to sail to it on their ships by a special grace of the Valar.

Like Tuor and Amandil attempted to reach Aman, also some mortals traveled the Straight Road. Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins sailed into the West on the White Ship, and were followed by Samwise Gamgee who sailed alone, but presumably found his way.

Other writings

Possibly also Smith found a conceptually similar road, leading to "Faery".[1]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Smith of Wootton Major