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Talk:The Hunter (creature)

Is "The Hunter" a conception of the Book of Lost Tales? Or does he appear in later writings? --Morgan 14:06, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

See this. I have always interpreted the quoted paragraph as referring to Oromë, too. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:49, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm not so sure. See what is said after the Hunter and the Rider appear:

"Now Melkor greatly hated and feared the riding of Oromë, and either he sent indeed his dark servants as riders, or he set lying whispers abroad, for the purpose that the Quendi should shun Oromë, if ever they should meet. Thus it was that when Nahar neighed and Oromë indeed came among them, some of the Quendi hid themselves, and some fled and were lost."

In my interpretation, it is pretty clear that we have two different Hunters - one evil (a minion of Melkor, or Melkor himself) and one who is Oromë. The same would be valid for the Rider.--Morgan 13:48, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
But the text is entirely ambiguous: "either he sent indeed his dark servants as riders, or he set lying whispers abroad"; the point is I think the article is speculative in saying that it is a create of Morgoth. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:21, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Ah, okey - I think I see your point. I'll try to rephrase the article in order to state the ambiguity.--Morgan 16:15, 7 March 2011 (UTC)