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Straight Road

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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]].
 
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]].
  
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.
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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}}.
  
It is noted in earlier writings by Tolkien that some mortals besides those carried on Elven ships like the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] and [[Bilbo Baggins]] can also find this route (like [[Ælfwine]] from ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]''). Possibly also ''Smith'' from ''[[Smith of Wootton Major]]'' found this road to "Faery".
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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 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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Revision as of 01:03, 22 January 2009

The Straight Road is the route that leaves the earth's curvature through sky and space to the ethereal land of Aman.

The Straight Road, so called because it follows the old path across Belegaer from before the Akallabêth when the Flat World was 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.

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[source?].

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 followed by Samwise Gamgee who sailed alone, but presumably found his way.

In most recent history there has been an Ælfwine.

Possibly also Smith from Smith of Wootton Major found this road to "Faery".