|Other names||Quentandil (Q)|
|Position||Admin and sporadic editor|
- "Nai Eru manyuva tanwenya ar tératuvas!"
- ― Aulë in Quenta Silmarillion, "Of Aulë and Yavanna"
I'm a fan from Spain, a member of the Spanish Tolkien Society, active in the Languages Commission. My English is still on work, so I appreciate any correction, specially with the long texts.
Among my favourite characters are Aulë, Finrod Felagund, Galadriel and Tar-Palantir.
As a converted Catholic, I like to study about Tolkien's theology and Christian implications. I also love Quenya and when I have time I "translate" the works of Riener Quentandil, but currently I'm working on too many projects. Tolkien taught me I should finish things, but I can't help beginning things when new ideas come. I also translate back to (Neo-)Quenya, being the Valaquenta in Neo-Quenya my most completed work.
Beyond Tolkien, some of my interests are: Arthurian mythology, Hinduism, Sanskrit, lifes of saints, the Dune saga, Berserk, the Aeneid, Journey to the West, everything related to C.S. Lewis, some works by Jodorowsky, books by Christian mystic women, devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, recording and listening to audiobooks, hiking, cooking biscuits, Dungeon Synth...
Articles I feel proud of
- Dagor Dagorath
- Finishing all the The Children of Húrin chapter synopsis
- All versions of the Ainulindalë
- All articles of the twelve houses of the Gondothlim and their lords, specially Turgon and Glorfindel
- Tolkien Gateway:Task list
- Category:Candidates for speedy deletion
- The Notion Club Papers synopsis
- Finish Christianity article
- All articles about the Valar, specially their OVOTL sections
- The matter of The Book of Lost Tales
- Inspiration sections of important articles
- An index with all "mistakes" that Christopher acknowledged throughout The History of Middle-earth
- An article on Heraldry
- Tom Bombadil is an extraliterary character from the tales Tolkien told to his children. Tolkien refused to remove him from his revision of TLOTR to remember us that we are reading a fairy-tale. That's why both readers and Middle-earth characters do not know where he comes from.
- Orcs were talking beasts without soul. Therefore they were good creatures in their beginning, as they were directly created by Ilúvatar, but later their wills were corrupted by Morgoth. Therefore they were inclined to evil forever, unless a charitative Vala or Eru himself came to free them. If so, they could have become proper Incarnates like the Ents, but they were exterminated before that happened or at least they could become civilized.
- Aredhel and Eöl are one of those few cases in which the Eldar falled into lust, as said in Laws and Customs among the Eldar.
- The Half-elves's choice was determined by their marriage, which is the union of hröar. Once they married an Elf or a Mortal, they became of that race forever. The same way, the union of the hröar in the Unions of Elves and Men demanded an ultimate choice of nature.
- The prophecy of Andreth is refered to the War of Wrath and was true: in his last conception, Tolkien intended that Túrin was temporarily brought back from Mandos, just like Beren. Then Túrin jumped into Vingilot, and travelled with his relative Eärendil to Middle-earth. In the flying boat, Túrin slayed Ancalagon, accomplishing the decisive victory against Morgoth and thus having the last word in his family's curse. Then he was finally free and leaved the Circles of the World. I was never convinced that a boat could destroy the biggest dragon in the world, but if there is a dragonslayer in it, now that's epic.
- The Valar were informed about Eru's Incarnation, so the first Christmas feast in the world was hold in Valinor.
- We are living in the Seventh Age, which began with the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The last and Eighth Age will begin when He returns and it will last forever as an neverending Sunday.
- The Dagor Dagorath is canon in the sense that it was meant to be included in The Silmarillion, but even in the legendarium it is not suppouse to happen literally, as it comes from an artificial mix between Elven and Mannish traditions. There will be an actual battle between Good and Evil, but the breaking and healing of Arda will be acomplished by Eru himself.
- Everything is canon; we should talk about "corpus" instead. The Global Theory is true. At the same time, Christopher Tolkien's edition of The Silmarillion is the least canonical work.
- The Eldar had Baroque dances.
- Tolkien's texts
- Episodes in the legendarium
- Aulë's conversation with Ilúvatar during the creation of the Dwarves.
- Fingolfin's host coming to Middle-earth under the first light of the Sun.
- Beleg rescuing Túrin from the Orcs and wolves (specially in the Lay).
- Turgon proclaiming the fall of Gondolin (in the Lost Tale).
- Galadriel's test with the One Ring.
- On Tolkien
- Music artists
By the Tolkiens
- The Hobbit / El Hobbit
- The Lord of the Rings (50th anniversary edition, paperback) / El Señor de los Anillos
- Árbol y Hoja
- The Tolkien Reader
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo
- The Silmarillion / El Silmarillion
- Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Unfinished Tales / Cuentos Inconclusos
- Los Monstruos y los Críticos y otros ensayos
- The Complete History of Middle-earth I: Volumes I-V / La Historia de la Tierra Media, volumes 1-5
- The Complete History of Middle-earth II: Volumes VI-VIII / La Historia de El Señor de los Anillos, volumes 1-4 + La Historia de la Tierra Media, volume 6
- The Complete History of Middle-earth III: Volumes IX-XII / La Historia de la Tierra Media, volumes 7-9
- The History of Middle-earth Index
- Cuentos desde el Reino Peligroso
- Los Hijos de Húrin
- La Leyenda de Sigurd y Gudrún
- La Caída de Arturo
- Beowulf: Traducción y comentario
- The Collected Vinyar Tengwar, volumes 1-5 (issues 1-50), edited by Carl F. Hostetter
- The Nature of Middle-earth / La Naturaleza de la Tierra Media, edited by Carl F. Hostetter
- Parma Eldalamberon, issues 11-17, edited by Christopher Gilson
- A Secret Vice, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins
- J.R.R. Tolkien: Artista e Ilustrador, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
- El Arte de El Hobbit, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
- El Arte de El Señor de los Anillos, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
- The History of The Hobbit, edited by John D. Rateliff
- Finn and Hengest, edited by Alan Bliss
- The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien / Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Humphrey Carpenter
- J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography / J.R.R. Tolkien: Una biografía, by Humphrey Carpenter
- The Inklings, by Humphrey Carpenter
- The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
- The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (revised edition), by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
- Tolkien y la Gran Guerra, by John Garth
- El Camino a la Tierra Media, by Tom Shippey
- J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, by Tom Shippey
- Tolkien: Hombre y Mito, by Joseph Pearce
- Tolkien, Señor de la Tierra Media, edited by Joseph Pearce
- Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, by Douglas C. Kane
- Tolkien and The Silmarillion, by Clyde S. Kilby
- Master of Middle-earth, by Paul H. Kocher
- The Keys of Middle-earth, by Stuart Lee and Elizabeth Solopova
- Splintered Light, by Verlyn Flieger
- Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology, by Verlyn Flieger
- The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faerie, by Jonathan S. McIntosh
- The Gospel According to Tolkien, by Ralph C. Wood
- J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth, by Bradley J. Birzer
- El Poder del Anillo, by Stratford Caldecott
- Myth, Allegory and Gospel, edited by John Warwick Montgomery
- Tolkien's Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle Earth, by Craig Bernthal
- Perilous and Fair, edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A. Donovan
- Tolkien's Theology of Beauty, by Lisa Coutras
- Lembas Extra 2022: Númenor, edited by Jan van Breda and Renée Vink
- Un Camino Inesperado, by Diego Blanco
- J.R.R. Tolkien. Cuentos de Hadas, by José Miguel Odero
- La Lengua de los Elfos, by Luis González Baixauli
- Atanquesta. A NeoQuenya Primer, by Tamas Ferencz
Wish list (only bibliography on Tolkien)
- Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien's Middle-earth by Marjorie Burns
- Tolkien's Library (2nd edition) by Orozco Cilli
- The Battle of Maldon by Peter Grybauskas (editor)
- The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition) in hardback
- The Annotated Hobbit (2nd edition) by Douglas A. Anderson
- Myth, Allegory and Gospel by John Warwick Montgomery (editor)
- Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by Christopher Tolkien (editor)
- Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference
- The Evolution of Tolkien's Mythology by Elizabeth A. Whittingham
- The Hobbit and Tolkien's Mythology by Bradford Lee Eden (editor)
- Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning by Owen Barfield
- Tolkien or J.R.R. Tolkien: His life, work and faith by Raymond Edwards
- Tolkien and the Critics
- Echoes of Truth: Christianity in The Lord of the Rings by Michael C. Haldas
- Seeking the Lord of Middle Earth by Jeffrey L. Morrow
- The Return Of The Ring: Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012
- Tolkien On Fairy-stories by Verlyn Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson (editors)
- The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by Verlyn Flieger (editor)