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Just a note: this wiki has Orodreth as Gil-galad's father, as does Wikipedia, and unlike the Encyclopedia of Arda. But why does it insist on having two Glorfindels? (Wikipedia has one.) [[User:202.175.228.179|202.175.228.179]] 05:32, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
 
Just a note: this wiki has Orodreth as Gil-galad's father, as does Wikipedia, and unlike the Encyclopedia of Arda. But why does it insist on having two Glorfindels? (Wikipedia has one.) [[User:202.175.228.179|202.175.228.179]] 05:32, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
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:As I suppose you know, based on a writing in [[The Peoples of Middle-earth]], many if not most Tolkienists assume that the two Glorfindels were actually one.  But because the controversy still remains (see [[Talk:Glorfindel of Rivendell]]), Tolkien Gateway has accepted placing them differently.  I personally favor putting them into one article.  Someday, I suppose, when we have more Gatekeepers, we shall be placing it up to a vote.  By the way, Orodreth was Gil-galad's father according to Tolkien's later writings, such as the [[Shibboleth of Fëanor]], which were ignored by [[Christopher Tolkien]] in the [[Silmarillion]].  This, again, is controversial because many believe that Tolkien's later works were not his final thoughts, were not meant to be published, and/or Tolkien was in decline at that time.  Those are the most common arguments, at least.  I hope that lays it out well. --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 08:58, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

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Just a note: this wiki has Orodreth as Gil-galad's father, as does Wikipedia, and unlike the Encyclopedia of Arda. But why does it insist on having two Glorfindels? (Wikipedia has one.) 202.175.228.179 05:32, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

As I suppose you know, based on a writing in The Peoples of Middle-earth, many if not most Tolkienists assume that the two Glorfindels were actually one. But because the controversy still remains (see Talk:Glorfindel of Rivendell), Tolkien Gateway has accepted placing them differently. I personally favor putting them into one article. Someday, I suppose, when we have more Gatekeepers, we shall be placing it up to a vote. By the way, Orodreth was Gil-galad's father according to Tolkien's later writings, such as the Shibboleth of Fëanor, which were ignored by Christopher Tolkien in the Silmarillion. This, again, is controversial because many believe that Tolkien's later works were not his final thoughts, were not meant to be published, and/or Tolkien was in decline at that time. Those are the most common arguments, at least. I hope that lays it out well. --Narfil Palùrfalas 08:58, 12 August 2006 (EDT)