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According to the published Silmarillion, it was raised by Ossë (emphasis mine): A land was made for the Edain to dwell in, neither part of Middle-earth nor of Valinor, for it was sundered from either by a wide sea; yet it was nearer to Valinor. It was raised by Ossë out of the depths of the Great Water, and it was established by Aulë and enriched by ...


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The short version is sort of. He won't if they asked, but he might eventually. Let's talk about why he won't, first. There are really three reasons. We know that he didn't In "Appendix B: The Tale of Years", Tolkien lists some significant events that took place during the Fourth Age, up to Aragorn's death in FA 120 (1541 by Shire Reckoning). The rising of ...


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From Akallabêth, the fourth part of The Silmarillion: At the feet of the mountain were built the tombs of the Kings, and hard by upon a hill was Armenelos, fairest of cities, and there stood the tower and the citadel that was raised by Elros son of Eärendil, whom the Valar appointed to be the first King of the Dúnedain. So the answer is the Valar. ...


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Tolkien does not tell us the size of the population of Númenor, or how many of them were faithful. He does, at least tell us that the faithful were in the minority. On the one hand was the greater party, and they were called the King’s Men, and they grew proud and were estranged from the Eldar and the Valar. And on the other hand was the lesser party, and ...


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The Numenoreans had cities and havens in Middle-Earth before Sauron was ever brought to Numenor. In fact, his arrogance regarding the Numenoreans was part of the reason Ar-Pharazon decided to go to war with him. And sitting upon his carven throne in the city of Armenelos in the glory of his power, he brooded darkly, thinking of war. For he had learned in ...


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Questions about humans who are waiting, in some sense alive, until the Battle of Battles are unlikely to have definitive answers. Christopher Tolkien did not include Mandos' prophecy regarding the Dagor Dagorath in the published Silmarillion, because his father's thoughts about the battle had changed significantly over the years. One of the major issues ...


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The choice of mortality is permanent. Once you choose the Gift of Men, you are mortal and all your descendants will be mortal. Only if you remain immortal can your descendants have the choice to be mortal or immortal. In the words of the man himself: "The view is that the Half-elven have a power of (irrevocable) choice, which may be delayed but not ...


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They weren't exactly hiding: they openly set up the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor.


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Ar Pharazon, the Golden and his army of Numenoreans were not alive as other mortal men but Tolkien did not throw light upon this matter. Either they were buried or put to sleep by Illuvitar, it is not known till they atone for the sins and fight in the Dagor Dagorath. They are not the oldest of men if Tuor isn't alive, remember Tuor was the only mortal man ...


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