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Latest comment: 16 October 2023 by Ar-Zigûr in topic F.A. 502 vs F.A. 503

Where does it state that 3000 years past between the awakening and the summoning? And I thought Thingol was found again after being in a trance for 200 years, not 1000. Ælfwine228 16:33, 10 July 2008 (EDT)

Perhaps we should change the image. The sketch is nice but the Tengwar are really crappy and shouldn't be featured on a Tolkien wiki. Sage 04:43, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

I agree on not using this as the infobox pic. The whole article is in dire need of more images. -- Ederchil 04:48, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
Had some more time to look at the tengwar - I've seen Sotomayor's bumbling before. It's usually Spanish qwerty-Tengwar. The problem is, we haven't got that many images. Anyone know a good one? -- Ederchil 05:08, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
I really like these Sage 05:24, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
Tom Loback's are, as far as I know, not in the public domain. We can't use them. -- Ederchil 05:35, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
Hm I don't know all about legal stuff and licenses, but Alan Lee's images are in the PD? If not, why are they used here? Sage 05:55, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
Some special agreement or something. Ask Hyarion when he gets back. -- Ederchil 05:59, 30 July 2008 (EDT)


To just "Thingol". Most articles link to just "Thingol" anyway, whilst the majority of the article refers to simply "Thingol" (as do publications like The Silmarillion). --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:26, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:45, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Infobox picture showing nonsense tengwar

Can we at last do something about the picture in the infobox, which is still there despite the discussion above? I totally agree with Sage that a serious Tolkien wiki should not use pictures displaying ‘Mode of Boloneyland’, that is nonsense tengwar as used by incompentent persons who have no understanding of the script at all and think it just codes for the Latin alfabet. — Mithrennaith 03:58, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image replaced. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  13:44, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Born vs awoke

A note in the article says "In the published The Silmarillion, Elu Thingol awoke at Cuiviénen, instead of being born there". What is the exact quote supporting that Thingol belonged to the first generation of the "unborn" Elves? It could as well be that the Elves of Cuivienen were of more than one generation. Is there a reference that definitely rules out that Thingol was a second-generation Elf? Sage 09:10, 3 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since there is no comment, I am altering the text to make it less fanon and more agnostic. Sage 12:18, 18 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  13:28, 18 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If one reads the text of Awakening of the Elves carefully, one can see that it is always in pairs that the elves are found. If Thingol were part of the first generation then the other part of that pair would either have been 'jilted' (didn't happen to my knowledge amoung the first Elves or captured by Morgoth's servants. That aside, it would seem that an equally simple answer is that he was born at Cuivienen along with his brothers. Hence, there was no hesitation when he wed Melian. Earandir 17:40, 25 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

None of the firstborn can have siblings. Elwe/Thingol has a brother, Olwe, ergo he had parents. Unsigned comment by (talk).

One can argue that the firstborn referred as their "siblings" the Elves of the same batch they awoke with. For example, when Enel awoke the first batch of the Nelyar, all these could be considered "siblings", and both Elwe and Olwe (and Elmo) might had been among them. Of course this would mean that Elwe would have had 10 or more siblings, making Olwe's kinship to him rather insignificant. But we could consider the Valar, some of which were siblings in Eru's mind. This interpretation of "Elwe's brother" might support the firstborn argument, although it's tentative and very speculative. Sage 13:45, 1 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is speculative, but also unfortunately flawed. If they counted their co-wakers as siblings, why is ONLY Olwe counted as a brother rather than several others? Unsigned comment by (talk).

F.A. 502 vs F.A. 503

I think we should shift the dates, placing both Thingol's death and Melian's departure on F.A. 503, because the Tale of Years definitely states that Thingol commissioned the Dwarves to reforge the Nauglarmír in F.A. 502 and was killed a year later. It can be reconciled with the published Silmarillion's narrative that the Dwarves laboured almost a year on their task. -- Ar-Zigûr (talk) 09:54, 16 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]