HASA 2005 Birthday Challenge

Galrivnil – a Gondorian fairy-tale

3. Author's notes

I am not sure that a fairy-tale abides with the challenge. But when I read the challenge I thought at once of a fairy-story Finduilas might tell her sons as a bed-time story.

A few weeks later I read in Tolkien's 'The Monsters & the Critics' the Essay 'On Fairy-stories' and when I reached the chapter 'Fantasy' this fairy-tale began to evolve in my mind.

Thus I think it might be OK to enter this story in HASA's Birthday challenge.

I concocted it out of all the fairy-stories I have read in my life, naturally choosing those ingredients I liked most.

Prince Dragon-Hide who became King Sun-Lover is the protagonist of a fairy tale about the youth of the sixth Gondorian king Anardil (Quenya Sun-Lover) who reigned 324-411 T.A..

I am still working on the third chapter of the story.


Aiya - Hail (http://www.imladris.featureditems.com/p22.asp)
hin - child (http://www.imladris.featureditems.com/p19.asp)

Sindarin (all from http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/index.html):

g(c)alen - bright green
skin - riv
prince - ernil, cund, con
-> Galrivnil (Green-Hide Prince)

dragon - amlug
-> Amlukon (Dragon-Prince)

bearer - cyll
-> Amlukyll (Dragon-Bearer)

stars – elenath
follower – echil
-> Elnechil (Stars-Follower)

lord – hir
-> Elnathir (Stars-Lord)

star – el, gil
bride – dineth
-> Eldineth (Star-Bride)

gwaloth – blossom
-> Gilgwaloth (Star-Blossom)

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: elanor of aquitania

Status: Beta

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/28/04

Original Post: 08/08/04

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