Post by Androga Erindalant on Sept 12, 2006 13:13:21 GMT -6
Sil Ch12: Of Men
The Valar lived in peace, and Beleriand became green and beautiful. The Humans awoke at the first light of the Sun; in Hildórien in the east. But as the Sun first rose in the west, Men mainly travelled in that direction. On their journey they met Dark Elves and made friendship with them. It is also known that they allied to the Sindar and Noldor when the great wars came and in which their forefathers gained their fame. No Valar however came to guide them, and Men had always feared them.
The Elves and Men were equal in size and strength of body, but the Elves had greater wisdom, skill and beauty. Humans were weaker and died easier. Yet, the Elves did not know where the human spirits went to after they died. They believe they went to a different part in the Halls of Mandos, yet their fate wasn’t in the hands of the Valar. In later times Elves and Men drifted apart, but in the early days the greatest of Men learned wisdom of Elves and shared their fate.
There's magic wherever you look, if only you allow yourself to see it (Oliver Took) Do not only believe what you see, be able to see what you believe (Androga)