What's New in
the Articles Section?
to the Encyclopedia
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
June 4, 2017
Work has been continuing. Adding
Great Years, more links added across the whole timeline. This is
intended to be a bare bones start, with more events added later.
Feb. 19, 2017
Work ongoing: more links to our
articles added to the The
First Age of Ea (Timeline Begins) and to the Second
Age. More events added to the Third
Age and some links.
Oct. 8, 2016
Maggot by Lenwe-(V)
Aug. 7, 2016
Speech wordlist by Ancalimë-(T)
July 17, 2016
Dwarvish to English
early and mid-summer
Aug. 9, 2015
Updated articles with more information:
of Ungoliant" by Varda-(Valar)
Origin" by Varda-(Valar)
Formatting work on the Ungoliant index and articles.
Oct. 9, 2014
in the Shire" by Arien-(Valar)
Sept. 29, 2014
Are the Elven-wise?" by Varda-(Valar)
Update to "Description
of Frodo" by Varda-(Valar)
Some formatting work including the Glorfindel
index and articles, Elves, Objects, Weapons.
July 8, 2013
Ring to Rule Them All: Addictions in LotR by Lisa Smith
Jan. 16, 2013
Thorin Oakenshield by
Oct. 5, 2012
Ioreth by Ioreth-(V)
Oct. 4, 2012
Oct. 4, 2011
Aug. 11, 2011
Aug. 20, 2011
July 13, 2011
June 6, 2011
of Númenor by Firiel-(T)
March 19, 2011
Angamando Vere Hante "The Leaguer of Angband Broken" Quenya
composition by Firiel-(T).
March 12, 2011
Jan. 28, 2010
and Fate of Man by Varda-(Valar)
Jan. 25, 2011
part 2 Information beyond the Silmarillion
and Lord of the Rings, by
article updated with an additional last line by Eonwe-(Valar).
Jan. 6, 2011
part 1 Information from the Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings, by
Eonwe-(Valar). New article: an overview of Elves.
Jan. 4, 2011
Types by Varda-(Valar): more material added; reorganized.
Oct. 3, 2010
by Varda-(Valar): more material added to the article from App. A, RotK.
Elendilmir by Varda-(Valar):
more material added from non-RotK
March 21, 2010
Nov. 27, 2009
First Conflict of the Battles of Beleriand by Varda-(Valar).
This article is research in response to a question over which is truly
the first battle of Beleriand, with an explanation of where confusion
might be caused.
Nov. 1, 2009
Faë and Faëry in Keats' Ode to a Nightingale, and in
Tolkien's concept by Turgon-(V)
Superhuman Power and Corruption by Turgon-(V)
August 20, 2009
by Eonwe-(Valar). A huge overview of JRRT's writings on Dwarves in the LotR,
Sil, and the volumes of the Histories of Middle-earth
May 30, 2009
April 30, 2009
Tale of Tinúviel translation to Sindarin by Luthien-(T).
Feb. 11, 2009
Information from the Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings
Jan. 27, 2009
The Book List and
Reviews page now has Franco Manni's review of Tom
Shippey's "Roots and Branches".
Jan. 23, 2009
Shippey, Roots and Branches, Walking Tree Publishers,
Zollikofen (Switzerland), 2007, pp. 416". Article by Franco
Review of Tom Shippey's book,
"Roots and Branches", translated from Italian into English.
Received by email Jan. 13, 2009.
Until Arveleg-(V) adds it to the Valar Guild's Book List and
Reviews section on his server, it is available from the above link
from Varda on Alatar's valarguild.org server.
Dec. 17, 2008
and the Two World Wars by Fingolfin-(TV). Article under
Tolkien, the man.
My Mother by Luthien-(TV). Languages: Sindarin: original poem
written in Sindarin and translated to English.
Dec. 16, 2008
articles added, included in the A-Z
Minor articles were added by Varda-Valar for the
Kings pages to keep up the flow and for later additions: Tarcil,
were given separate pages to allow better flow for the Kings pages.
Touch-ups and corrections to some of the Kings
Isildur's article now shows
on the page for Mankind; the original article's been up since Nov 2007,
but the link had never been updated, going only to an image page that
also did not link to the article.
The subject menu frame now has a
working link to the A-Z frame.
Dec. 7, 2008
article updated with more information.
Oct. 29, 2008
Goblins (Orcs) in The Hobbit by Arien-(Valar).
Sept. 25, 2008
Twinkle, Little Star
Translation to Sindarin by Luthien-(TV)
for the Language Section.
July 21, 2008
The Valar Guild
Book List and Reviews for Tolkien Subjects, handled by
Arveleg-(V), has moved to a new server.
He warns that "I did encounter one
technical difficulty. I noticed on some other
computers that when the text size is larger than the "medium" setting
in Internet Explorer, it makes the book reviews home page's
July 11, 2008
Page on how to make a bibliography: Forms
for Making a Bibliography.
June 1, 2008
the Inspiration behind Tolkien's Lord of the Rings by
CuChullaine O'Reilly FRGS
April 16, 2008
Helge Fauskanger: Tolkien-linguist
Extraordinaire by Amaranth-(V).
Feb. 22, 2008
in Tolkien's Legendarium by Amaranth-(V).
Feb. 18, 2008
Under the Subject section for Papers:
Real and Imaginary History in Lord of the Rings
by Franco Manni-(TV)
Translation by Jimmy Bishop for
Received by email Feb. 17, 2008,
written much earlier.
Dec. 31, 2007
Battles of Beleriand project by
Nirnaeth Arnoediad: Battle of Unnumbered Tears by
Varda-(Valar) as an addition to the above project.
Dec. 2, 2007
Articles under B: added title and author meta
tags to the head.
Nov. 27, 2007
Kings of Rohan now has dates for the
kings, and the successors may be followed from page to page.
Search engine aid by adding <meta name="title"
content="nameofpage"> into the articles under A.
Oct. 10, 2007
and Beowulf by
Ancalagon-(V). Sent in
for the Tenth Anniversary of the Valar Guild.
Oct. 7, 2007
Corruption of the Lord of the Rings
by Ancalagon-(V). Sent in for the Tenth Anniversary of the Valar
Oct. 6, 2007
The Complete Chronology of the First Age of
Ea by Arveleg-(V)
is now online! This is an enormous resource in progress, intended to
show the timeline from the creation of the Ainur to after the end of
Arda. It was written to come out for the Tenth Anniversary of the Valar
Aug. 5, 2007
is now handling the Tolkien Encyclopedia section: Book List and
Reviews. He has made a new site on a new server, building on
previous pages by Lungorthin-(Valar)
who built on Varda-(Valar)'s.
July 24, 2007
and Names of Turin
Helm of Hador
July 15, 2007
Articles by Arveleg-(V) posted:
July 14, 2007
Article by Arveleg-(V) posted:
July 13, 2007
Article by Arveleg-(V) posted:
July 10, 2007
Articles by Arveleg-(V) posted:
Outlaws of Turin", Larnach,
or Lalaith", Sador
July 9, 2007
New articles by Arveleg-(V):
Thought piece, put under
Objects, cross-reference to Eru: "Flame
Imperishable or the Secret Fire"
These next articles use only the Children of Hurin as a
reference and should go up this week:
Objects/Weapons: Belthronding, and
Dwarves: Gamil Zirak
Men: Algund, Andróg, Forweg,
Gaurwaith, Lalaith or Urwen, Larnach, Sador, Orleg, and Ulrad.
Cabed-en-Aras, Celebros, and the Crossings of Teiglin.
July 5, 2007
New articles by Arveleg-(V).
of Orcs" by Varda-(Valar). First orcs coming against Beleriand,
against Thingol's kingdom.
Company" by Varda-(Valar). Small addition on which ones were of
under the major subject heading of "Dwarves",
going to General articles.
June 27, 2007
fka Arveleg I-(TV).
Many are from the new Children
May 30, 2007
Silmarillion: Book Review by Arveleg
I-(TV). This is Arveleg's entry article for joining the
guild. He hopes to be writing an article helping us with the Kings
project as well.
April 15, 2007
Arien-(Valar), promoted from Finduilas-(V), has
had a file name change for her articles and Author's Page, and her work
is now credited as Arien-(Valar).
New Article: "Borin" by Borin-(V) and
Finduilas-(V). This husband and wife team not only do well together in
gaming, but brought us this article.
New Article: "Finduilas, Daughter of Adrahil"
by Finduilas-(V). The vacant Finduilas name was quickly filled by this
Feb. 27, 2007
Book review by Franco Manni-(TV), seven pages:
Garbowski, Recovery and Transcendence for the Contemporary Mythmaker.
The Spiritual Dimension in the Works of J. R. R. Tolkien,
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, Lublin (Poland), 2000, 232
Feb. 6, 2007
Update to "Oromë"
Jan. 30, 2007
Slight update to "Elf
Types" by Varda.
Jan. 21, 2007
"Finduilas, Daughter of Orodreth" by Finduilas-(V),
giving the two versions of the story of the elf maid as they are given
in the Silmarillion and Book of Lost Tales 2. This is Finduilas' first
article for us, but she has also given us short stories and humor.
Added the rest of the Dwarves from Thorin's Company
to the A-Z menu.
Corrected the Tolkien Site index for non-framed to
Jan. 2, 2007
Seven Structural Wonders of Middle-earth" by Barahir-(V).
Emailed Dec. 27, 2006, posting completed Jan. 2, 2007.
Dec. 24, 2006
Search Engine! Eonwe-(Valar) programmed this
search engine from scratch for the Valar Guild's Tolkien Encyclopedia
as his Christmas present. Enjoy this brilliant piece of work now on the
home pages for both the framed and unframed versions of the
Nov. 26, 2006
Now linked into the Encyclopedia: "Ar-Pharazôn: from Armenelos to Aman"
da Armenelos ad Aman" in the original Italian,
Armenelos en Aman" in French, by Emanuele "Theoden" Scalzo-(TV).
The English translation was emailed Nov. 22, 2006. Opinions expressed,
as always, belong to the author and may or may not be the official
position of the Valar Guild.
Nov. 25, 2006
index is now set up to take care of
Nov. 14, 2006
in English and the original
Italian, by Emanuele
Nov. 9, 2006
da Armenelos ad Aman" in
Armenelos en Aman" translated from Italian to French. This is an
article by Emanuele "Theoden" Scalzo-(TV). He intends to send an
Nov. 2, 2006
Mirror of Galadriel" by Varda-(Valar)
Phial of Galadriel" by Varda-(Valar)
Objects page now has an
Nov. 1, 2006
Glance" by Emanuele "Theoden" Scalzo-(TV) is now up. The
original article in Italian is also up.
Oct. 30, 2006
Types: updated this article with a new and separate section
on Moriquendi, and rearranged the types.
Separated the article on Maeglin
by Alatar-(Valar)-ex onto it's own page, moved the Maeglin
Index into a folder.
Oct. 7, 2006
Thorin's Company project continued:
of Thorin's Company", "Bofur
of Thorin's Company".
Filled in links for the earlier part of
Oct. 3, 2006
Thorin's Company project continued:
in Thorin's Company",
in Thorin's Company", "Bombur
of Thorin's Company". Additions to the previous members.
Oct. 2, 2006
New project: "Thorin's Company", for the 9th
anniversary of the Valar Guild. It has started with the incomplete
Company" which is also an index, "Balin
of Thorin's Company", "Dwalin",
At this point the author gave out for the night.
Sept. 26, 2006
New article: "Finwe".
This article is by Fingolfin-(TV) of Greece, and is the article with
which he gained his Tolkien-only Honor, using a Greek version of the
Silmarillion. Quite a feat!
Aug. 24, 2006
Updated links on the Man page. (Click Reload
Started work on Man articles under A to make
the format more the same and add links.
Added this What's New page to the no-frames index
and left frame menu.
Added spaces to the no-frames index for area separation.
All 10 A-Z additions done.
Added more to the article on Tar-Minastir.
Aug. 21, 2006
Finished Numenorean Kings links so as to run
right down the line inside the articles through Ar-Pharazon.
For this continuity, Varda made articles for: Tar-Calmacil,
Tar-Ciryatan, Tar-Minastir, Tar-Telemmaite,
Added another article on Ar-Adunakhor.
King articles need added to the Man page and A-Z.
Aug. 19, 2006
Updated Numenorean Kings with more links to
Made articles, allowing smoother navigation along
the line of the first ten kings, for Elros (additional), Tar-Elendil,
Tar-Meneldur, Tar-Surion, Tar-Telperien, Vardamir. Not on A-Z menu
yet. Work in progress.
July 18, 2006
Worked on pages for the Kings of men, Man
July 17, 2006
Finished separating the articles for the page
of Man. Updated the A-Z menu and Author's pages for each article.
Elves page: corrected Author's credits so they go to
the author's pages and show just the current name on the article. Added
author list and desired articles at the bottom.
Updated this page.
Horizontal line dividers are now being used
on this page: small
between months, long between years. I'm not sure if it's helpful or
July 14, 2006
New article: Denethor's
Depression by Varda-(Valar). Second article under the Denethor II
A-Z menus are updating as the page of Man is
separated. I like the addition of the author list on the bottom of the
main subjects at least while separating. It's also interesting to me at
least to see which authors seem to prefer which subjects.
Horizontal line dividers are now being used on this
page: small between months, long between years. I'm not sure if it's
helpful or distracting.
July 3-4, 2006 (midnight and
wee hour oil burning)
Updated A-Z menus quite a bit and did repairs
to bad previous links, plus spot tweaks to some articles as they came
up during the update.
July 1, 2006
Work has been ongoing on the Mankind page, the most
complicated one yet due to them many lines of rulers. Most has not been
May 3, 2006
articles were separated out today. New Author page for Eomer-(V).
New pictures in numerous articles added thanks to Bohemian Weasel.
Numerous king indices have been created and related
articles separated out since the last mentioned articles update.
April 11, 2006
The last subject section, Mankind, is now having its articles
separated. Today, it was the index for Aragorn
II, and for the Kings
of the Mark with related articles.
April 9, 2006
"Places" section now organized into separate
Note to writers: we seem to be avoiding the evil
places in our writing.
April 4, 2006
New article: World
of Tolkien by Menelvagor-(Valar)
March 24, 2006
New article: Gimli
New article: Mumakil by Gazarok-(TV)
Feb. 22, 2006
New paper! The Complexity of Tolkien's Attitude
the Second World War by Franco Manni-(TV) and Simone
Bonechi. Much food for thought.
just for Tolkien.
Feb. ?, 2006 (before Feb. 19, 2006)
Work started on separating the articles on
the pages of Mankind into smaller indices for each. This will make the
last Subject page to be broken up. Then the A-Z listing of indices will
be updatable and much more useful. The A-Z will not show the actual
number of articles, but of indices of articles. Right now it appears to
be far more useful in finding articles relating to a particular person,
even if they are not mentioned in an article.
Feb. 8, 2006
Finrod index of articles now with picture and
quote, as well as index. Set up section on Finrod's names. Later, the
picture was found to cause confusion, as readers thought they had hit
an article, so the picture and quote were moved to the meatiest actual
Feb. 7, 2006
section completely separated.
Added new part for Sculpture.
Looking at Joomla
as a potential Contents Management
experiment by Farmer Maggot-(V) on his server.
Jan. 4, 2006
Objects page: article separation beginning.
Update to the Mithril Shirt description article by
Dec. 19, 2005
Intelligences page split into
individual articles (actually indices). Appropriate Author links.
Animals page under Wolves now has a link to
Werewolves from the Non-Humanoid page.
Dec. 6, 2005
articles, with appropriate
Author links and some new Author pages.
Added links to the Fellowship page, causing a need
for separated Hobbit articles.
colors on the worked-on pages and on a
number of other sections (Animals, Ents, Plants, Stars and all their
sub-categories, What's New, some regular guild page) to something more
pleasant to the eye, at least to mine, hoping to make them the same on
the whole site. I've been told CSS could make the whole site set-up
change with one line of code, so I'm looking into it.
I must remember to use this page as well as the main
News page. :)
Nov. 13, 2005
under Languages on Orcish. It has new Orcish/English
Oct. 20, 2005
frames connecting the main Encyc better into
Poetry, Art, Stories, Papers, Humor.
"Places" section: more article separation.
Oct. 19, 2005
Powers section: rearranged for clarity,
dropped a twice-listed entry.
Places section: linked authors to their pages:
Varda-(Valar), Beleg-(V) updated to Draugluin-(Valar) and made author
page, Eonwe-(Valar)-ex, Tilion-(Valar), Elatan-(Valar). Separating
articles. Added a quick description of Beorn's Hall, as it is not fun
to put up a reference with nothing but a picture, plus I put a request
on the Articles page for more. Added more requests. Not going to finish
tonight, so I'm not putting up the main Places section with the new
links; too many don't point anywhere yet and I have more to separate.
Did about half. The articles are reachable by not using the frames, but
use the URL just back to the articles and pick the letter.
Papers section: slight updates to navigation.
I've been listening to comments on the navigation
(which, have mercy, is under revamp), and trying to work on some of the
Experimented with links inside articles that go to
Varda, plus link fix for Author's page. (Messing with my own
role-playing name prevents potentially upsetting someone else.) Proper
linking simply cannot be completed until all articles are separated.
The links have a distracting look for me when reading, but are supposed
to be helpful when studying; perhaps use Elatan's system of underline
but don't change color? Gave that a try, but it looks the same as the
underlines for book names, a bit confusing; went back to the brown link
scheme. "Places" looks like the most important next page to separate,
The second frame on the right for all entries under
a group of letters will not be feasible, due to the huge number of
articles making an insanely long scroll. This might have to be cut into
multiple sections or changed to a page, with the A-Z list on the left
frame and no right frame like Mark Fisher's Encyclopedia of Arda.
The only other way to make the right frame work is
to use it only under subject headings. This was Elatan's solution in
Annals of Arda, where he put the subject on the left and A-Z on the top.
So a combination of the approaches might be good, if
I can stand the work. Have a page for each alphabet for links. Have a
right frame for alphabetical lists of the subjects. However, I might
keep it as it is now evolving: subject pages with lists for both
general topics and alphabetical lists for individuals; plus the pages
for each letter with no right frame, but probably a table for big pages.
Oct. 16, 2005
The Orc page has been separated out, Author's
pages linked, and Orc articles (actually indices) added to the A-Z.
Oct. 10, 2005
The Tolkien Encyclopedia reached its seventh year
anniversary in September. Congratulations to the Valar Guild for
keeping it going so long!
The new A-Z navigation rolled out this month,
although incomplete. The subject index will continue as always (and has
always been kept complete), with this additional help added.
We already have a What's New for the Stories
sections, so it's about time to start a What's New in the Articles
Earlier articles were not listed here at the time, but on the general
News only. They go back as far as October 1997 or in 1998 when we
started publishing online.