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October 29, 2023
"Eregion" by Eonwe-(Valar)
June 24, 2022
"Concerning Estel: Who Foretold What, When; or The Strange Case of Foresight's First Formulation" by Sandalf13-(T)
Dec. 4, 2022
Geology of Middle-earth" by Sandalf13-(T)
Oct. 1, 2022
as Macbeth:The Tragedy of the Last Ruling Steward of Gondor"
August 14, 2022
Last Line in Tolkien" by Sandalf13-(T)
June 5, 2022
Case of Influence: Aragorn as Sherlock Holmes by Sandalf13-(T)
April 25, 2020
Oct. 3, 2019
July 26, 2019
Valar of Time" by Varda-(Valar)
June 23, 2019
Updates for the Events Timeline "The
April 7, 2019
Updated the article: "Gh�n-buri-Gh�n"
March 31, 2019
Oct. 4, 2018
in Middle-earth" by Arien-(Valar)
July 29, 2018
Updated "Kings and Lords of the Lands of Men"
(previously called Human Kings and Lords), "Kings
New articles by Varda-(Valar):
King of Arthedain"
New HTML editor and computer for working on
this Encyclopedia after both previous ones had gone to the West.
Good luck to us all! The new editor is the Composer in Sea Monkey,
with side help from Notepad.
It is possible that articles put online between
this year and last did not survive the transfer onto this news
July 2, 2017
June 25, 2017
Completed the main events for all
year tables. The rest will be ongoing tweaking of adding in more
events and names, links to articles current and future.
June 4, 2017
Work has been continuing.
Adding in The
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
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 Ancalim�-(T)
July 17, 2016
early and mid-summer
Aug. 9, 2015
Updated articles with more information:
Ungoliant" by Varda-(Valar)
Origin" by Varda-(Valar)
Formatting work on the Ungoliant index and
Oct. 9, 2014
the Shire" by Arien-(Valar)
Sept. 29, 2014
the Elven-wise?" by Varda-(Valar)
Update to "Description
Frodo" by Varda-(Valar)
Some formatting work including the Glorfindel
index and articles, Elves, Objects, Weapons.
July 8, 2013
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
N�menor 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
Fate of Man by Varda-(Valar)
Jan. 25, 2011
part 2 Information beyond the Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings, by Eonwe-(Valar).
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;
Oct. 3, 2010
by Varda-(Valar): more material added to the article from App. A, RotK.
Varda-(Valar): more material added from non-RotK appendix.
March 21, 2010
Nov. 27, 2009
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
and Fa�ry in Keats' Ode to a Nightingale, and in Tolkien's
concept by Turgon-(V)
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 series.
May 30, 2009
April 30, 2009
of Tin�viel translation to Sindarin by Luthien-(T).
Feb. 11, 2009
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
"Roots and Branches".
Jan. 23, 2009
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
the Two World Wars by Fingolfin-(TV). Article under
Tolkien, the man.
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
(Orcs) in The Hobbit by Arien-(Valar).
Sept. 25, 2008
Translation to Sindarin by Luthien-(TV)
for the Language Section.
July 21, 2008
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 text kind of
July 11, 2008
Page on how to make a bibliography: Forms
for Making a Bibliography.
June 1, 2008
Inspiration behind Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
by CuChullaine O'Reilly FRGS
April 16, 2008
Tolkien-linguist Extraordinaire by Amaranth-(V).
Feb. 22, 2008
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 Franco Manni.
Received by email Feb. 17,
2008, written much earlier.
Dec. 31, 2007
Battles of Beleriand project by
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
in for the Tenth Anniversary of the Valar Guild.
Oct. 7, 2007
of the Lord of the Rings
by Ancalagon-(V). Sent in for the Tenth Anniversary of the
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
Arveleg-(V) 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
Names of Turin
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:
of Turin", Larnach,
July 9, 2007
New articles by Arveleg-(V):
Thought piece, put under
Objects, cross-reference to Eru: "Flame
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, Andr�g, 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).
Orcs" by Varda-(Valar). First orcs coming against Beleriand,
against Thingol's kingdom.
Company" by Varda-(Valar). Small addition on which ones were
of Durin's line.
under the major subject heading of "Dwarves",
to General articles.
June 27, 2007
articles by Arveleg-(V)
fka Arveleg I-(TV). Many are from the new Children of Hurin:
Non-human Intelligences: "Spiders
May 30, 2007
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
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 able lady!
Feb. 27, 2007
Book review by Franco Manni-(TV), seven
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,
Feb. 6, 2007
Update to "Orom�"
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 non-framed links.
Jan. 2, 2007
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 Encyclopedia:
Nov. 26, 2006
Now linked into the Encyclopedia: "Ar-Pharaz�n: from Armenelos to Aman"
in English, "Ar-Pharaz�n:
Armenelos ad Aman" in the original Italian, and "De
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 accumulated articles.
Nov. 14, 2006
in English and the original
Italian, by Emanuele
Nov. 9, 2006
Armenelos ad Aman" in
en Aman" translated from Italian to French. This is an article
by Emanuele "Theoden" Scalzo-(TV). He intends to send an English
Nov. 2, 2006
of Galadriel" by Varda-(Valar)
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:
Thorin's Company", "Bofur
Filled in links for the earlier part
of the project.
Oct. 3, 2006
Thorin's Company project continued:
Thorin's Company", "Oin
Thorin's Company", "Bombur
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 articles "Thorin's
Company" which is also an index, "Balin
Thorin's Company", "Dwalin",
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 or Refresh.)
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
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
Aug. 19, 2006
Updated Numenorean Kings with more links
to each other.
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
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 distracting.
July 14, 2006
New article: Denethor's
Depression by Varda-(Valar). Second article under the Denethor
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 uploaded yet.
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
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
the Mark with related articles.
April 9, 2006
"Places" section now organized into
Note to writers: we seem to be avoiding the evil
places in our writing.
April 4, 2006
New article: World
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 Towards 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
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 article (Irmo's).
Feb. 7, 2006
section completely separated.
Added new part for Sculpture.
Looking at Joomla
as a potential Contents Management System. Current experiment
by Farmer Maggot-(V) on his server.
Jan. 4, 2006
Objects page: article separation
Update to the Mithril Shirt description article
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
Separated Hobbit 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 and English/Orcish dictionaries.
Oct. 20, 2005
new 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:
Anarion-(TV)-ex, 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
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, linked everywhere.
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
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
Oct. 16, 2005
The Orc page has been separated out,
Author's pages linked, and Orc articles (actually indices) added to
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 Section.
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.