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Biographical Information
Other namesQuentandil (Q)
PositionAdmin and sporadic editor
LanguageSpanish, English
LocationAranjuez, Spain
OccupationHigh-school teacher
Edit Count16,180
Contact Information
Talk pageQuentandil
This user is an administrator.

This user is from Spain.

es-N Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel profesional de español.

<ref> This user recognises the importance of citing sources.

5y This Gatekeeper has contributed to Tolkien Gateway for over 5 years.

This user loves the Ñoldor.

This user believes only The Book of Lost Tales is canon. Everything else is just derivative.

This user believes Balrogs do not have wings.

This user believes the Dagor Dagorath is canonical.

This user believes that Ælfwine Wídlást is canonical.

Nai Eru manyuva tanwenya ar tératuvas!

I am a reader 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 writing fanfiction from time to time, expanding the work atributed to Riener Quentandil. 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, traditional Western Esoterism (currently very fond of Meditations on the Tarot), Angelology, lifes of saints, the Dune saga, Berserk, the Aeneid, Journey to the West, any work by C.S. Lewis, 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


Personal Sandbox


  • 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.


My library

By the Tolkiens

A part of my Tolkien library

By other editors

Another part of my Tolkien library


My published work

  • La Virgen María en la vida y obra de J.R.R. Tolkien, Aelfwine Award 2019
  • "La evolución de los idiomas élficos", in Estel 95
  • “The Composition of The Downfall of Númenor", in Lembas Extra 2022
  • "Carta a Orodreth", in Estel 96
  • "Las neolenguas y Tolkien", in Estel 97 (together with Joaquín Ocaña "Mardil")
  • El sabio y el erudito, Gandalf Award 2023

Wish list (only bibliography on Tolkien)