- The Compendium Pages: Descriptions of the names, persons, places, things in Middle-earth and Arda, some are brief, some are longer, but they are - hopefully - always accurate (If we made a mistake somewhere, please let us know).
- The Compendium
- The Essays
- The FAQ Pages: Questions and answers about Tolkien's legendarium
- Folder TolkienBooks
- All Books
- The Authors Pages: A short description of J.R.R. Tolkien and other authors of related books
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Authors
- The Quotations: The Wisdom and the Humor of J.R.R.Tolkien
|What is this site about anyway?
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|Note: What really happened! (or so they say... )
and Walter said, "Behold your Music!" This is your minstrelsy; and each of you shall find contained herein, amid the design I have set before you, all those things which it may seem that he himself devised or added,--and wilt preceive that they are but a part of the whole and tributary to its glory.
Therefore Walter said: "Wiki! Let these things be!"
But when the Membership entered in to the Wiki they were at first astounded and at a loss, for it was as if naught was yet made which they had seen in the vision, and all was but on the point to begin and yet unshaped, and it was dark. And the Membership perceived that the Wiki was foreshadowed and foresung, and that they must achieve it. So began there great labours in wastes unmeasured and unexplored, and in ages uncounted and forgotten.
-- DougCreller --from AinulindalŽ in The Silmarillion --well mostly
- for more in this vein see How it all started
And there, after years of labours unmeasured, after tears for beauty marred or cruelly destroyed by the Dark Evil of Ignorance, came the time when under the symbol of Tolkien Wiki, in the sands of the Great Sand Box, awoke the Firstborn Children of Wiki. And they marvelled at the things around them and they were eager to learn and give names to all the strange and unknown wonders they saw.... And Lo! The Firstborn began to speak!
From ... LhunRoss (paraphrasing Tolkien)
|Hobbits delight in such things, if they are accurate: they like to have books filled with things that they already know, set out fair and square with no contradictions.
| The Fellowship of the Ring, Prologue, Concerning Hobbits
or have I taken this quote out of context?