Sunday, January 20, 2013

Genealogy + Tolkien = Far Too Much Time Burned

This is what happens when a genealogy enthusiast spends time reading Tolkien.

While on a binge of re-reading The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, and The Silmarillion, not to mention finally getting around to reading The Children of Húrin and Unfinished Tales (with the first five volumes of The Histories of Middle-earth still waiting in the wings), I grew a bit weary of constantly looking up characters to remind myself of their relationships to other characters. Sure, Tolkien threw in plenty of genealogical charts, but they are segmented in such a way that masked their interrelationships. I wanted to remedy that. And, well, here is the result. (Be sure to click to Argonathenate.)
[Now updated to include Galathil, brother of Celeborn and father of Nimloth.]

I alway knew that Aragorn's ancestry was rich and complex, but I had never before noticed just how many wreaths there were in his family tree.

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