A Copper Band: 4. Notes (various)

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4. Notes (various)

Quenya names: Curvo=Curufin, Tyelpo=Celebrimbor, Nelyo=Maedhros, Tyelko=Celegorm, Macalaure=Maglor, Carnistir=Caranthir, Nolofinwe=Fingolfin, Findarato=Finrod; Atar (Father)=Curufin or Feanor, depending on whether Celebrimbor or Curufin is speaking.

There are a number of competing explanations for Maedhros's Sindarin name. As far as this story is concerned, the name is made up out of the first two syllables of two of Maedhros's Quenya names, Maitimo and Russandol, tacked together and Sindarinized in sound without regard to meaning. That is why Curufinwe describes the name as 'chopped-up'.

The interpretation here of what Maedhros said at the council scene when the Noldor received Thingol's message is perhaps a bit slanted. It assumes that the idea was to calm down the Noldor rather than to provoke the Sindar.  

Maedhros's circlet is more usually associated with Mahtan, but actually there is nothing here that says Mahtan hadn't made one for Maedhros previously, perhaps when he was a boy.

Oh, and readers who have not read my story  "Cabbages and the Embarrassment of Being Maedhros" perhaps  might want to be informed that Maedhros (that is, my possibly slightly AU version of Tolkien's character) is quite prone to so-called 'exaggerated fits of remorse', he just avoids indulging in them around Curufin.

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Story Information

Author: Himring

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/19/14

Original Post: 07/28/12

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A Copper Band

ziggy - 31 Mar 13 - 5:15 AM

Ch. 4: Notes (various)

You are truly a superlative writer of Maedhros. This is a sublte piece of writing that is a master class in character.

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