Talk:The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf

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Some Information That I found[edit]

In the summary within The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, it mentions some information not found elsewhere about Mîm. It mentions that Mîm is two hundred years old. While it is unknown whether the poem is set before or after The Children of Hurin, the time that Mîm makes his appearances in is all set within one year at least. I think that this fact should be mentioned on this page. It should also be mentioned on the page on Mîm that he is Around 200. Not exactly 200 since we do not know when the poem takes place, but around 200 since that is the closest we can get to his age. Also, I think that it should be mentioned on the page that the poem is set within a mountain cave, as that is also mentioned in the summary. I will quote the part of the summary that it is in:

"In a mountain cave in a wild land, Mîm the Petty-dwarf (‘der kleine Zwerg’), now two hundred years old, bemoans his life and fate."
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

One last thing, the summary actually quotes a tiny section from the actual poem. I will quote that as well:

"Still, he works: ‘Tink-tink, grün und gelb, tink-tink, blau und weiß’ (‘Tink-tink, green and yellow, tink-tink, blue and white’)."
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

That is all.

Edit: I just checked the Mîm page and realized the Information is already there. However, I think that the information on that page should be on this page as this should have the more detailed description that is on the Other Versions section of the Mîm page. Dour1234, 13 March 2022 (UTC)