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1. Melkor and the Mountain

Prompt: Nan Elmoth - "It is not enough to conquer; one must also know how to seduce" - Voltaire

Response: "War and Eros are the two sources of illusion and falsehood among men. Their mixture represents the very greatest impurity" - Simone Weil.




Then Eru withdrew and waited, withheld: the Flame Imperishable burned not in the Void, but within One. Bad lover, who must be won – desire distances, is war disguised.

Forth went Melkor to do better by lonely majesty. 

"Love me," he told the mountain, and spirit of fire, neither waited nor withheld. With his own flame he fired it to love him as himself.

It vomited, wept ash-tears and embers, trembled with his heat.

'Tis the image of his beauty. He will enflame Eä with his love, yet vainly: echoes are not answers, but he'll not hear the wailings...



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.

Story Information

Author: Dwimordene

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 06/09/11

Original Post: 06/09/11

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