Ents, Entwives and all things Treeish

Ents – the Onodrim – are among the oldest of living creatures. But how much do we really know about these creations of the Vala Yavanna and the trees that they care for? Whatever happened to the huge forests of old, and how did the Ents come to be isolated in Fangorn Forest? Were they too passive in protecting their charges – and neglectful of the Entwives – dooming themselves to eventual extinction in the process?

We’ll also discuss the Old Forest, and enigmas such as the walking tree of the North Moors that Sam mentions in Fellowship of the Ring. Finally, what exactly are Huorns, and how are they related to Ents?

Join us this weekend at one of our chats as Hall of Fire goes green!

#thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to theonering.net’s chat room Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire .

Suggested Reading:
Two Towers – Treebeard
Silmarillion – Of Aule and Yavanna

Upcoming Chats:

May 3-4
RoTK Book V, Chapter 6
Battle of the Pelennor Fields

May 10-11
Denethor, Steward of Gondor

May 17-18
RoTK Book V, Chapter 7
Pyre of Denethor

May 24-25
The Valar, wise counsels or strategic dimwits?

Points of interest include the retreat of the Valar to Aman, bringing the elves to Valinor, the ban of the Noldor, setting up the Dunedain on Numenor and despatching the Istari to Middle-Earth.

Although the Valar were really nice guys, they seem incredibly naive in their decisions at times, creating as many problems as they solve. And did they care more for their Valinor than for the well-being of all Arda, forsaking the job Eru had given them.


Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 7:30am Sunday (07:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 3:00am (03:00) Monday morning AET]

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