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Tolkien Rivendell - Deboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal

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May be for you will be interesting know more about name of our Rivendell lodge.

Our lodge - Rivendell was named in honor of sacred valley of Elves of Middle-earth from epic fantasy trilogy of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973).

Name of this trilogy and the great story is "Lord of the Rings". This is delightful and enthralling fairytale about the imperishable world of fantasy called Middle-earth.

“The Lord of the Rings” is the greatest trilogy, and it immortalized the name of its creator. It consists of three parts: “The Fellowship of the Ring”, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King”. The plot is based on the struggle for the Ring of Power, which was forged by Sauron, the Dark Lord, long long ago.

The trilogy is a logical sequence of a no less famous fairy tale by Tolkien “The Hobbit” as well as the second part of the Red Book of Westmarch – the main chronicle of the Third Age of Middle-earth. “The Lord of the Rings” belongs to the genre of an epic, has many plots and a great number of main and secondary characters.

The epic “The Lord of the Rings” became a real treasure of English Literature of the XX century. All the time critics find new ideas and draw analogies with reality. “The Lord of the Rings” formed the basis of such a literary genre as fantasy – a branch of fiction, which is based on mythological and historical traditions with a grain of magic. It became a so-called Bible for other writers working in this genre.

“The Lord of the Rings” is not only a tale of enthralling adventures and mythical beings, but it also touches upon some questions of philosophy and morality. Heroic deeds, the unity for the sake of a common cause, true love, the triumph of Good over Evil – all these could be found in the epic. In “The Lord of the Rings” there is no direct indication as to any religion, however, the atmosphere in the book is literally pierced with holiness. Such places are Rivendell and Lorien, which are the strongholds of Good, in contrast Mordor is an abode of Evil.

"The Lord of the Rings" has become popular worldwide, and has had many editions and translations. It has also spawned its own multi-billion dollar industry - from the Lord of the Rings slot game to the Lord of the Rings kitchen accessories. There can't be a person regarding the epic with utter indifference. Everyone has his/her own thoughts, and feelings towards “The Lord of the Rings”. It seems that despite many critics’ analysis, “The Lord of the Rings” remains a poorly-lightened corridor with many entries and exits. And if someone is able to make this corridor a bit lighter, that would be a priceless contribution.

So Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was established and ruled by Elrond in the Second Age of Middle-earth (four or five thousand years before the events of The Lord of the Rings). In addition to Elrond and his family, notable Elves who lived there included Glorfindel and Erestor.

Rivendell is a direct translation or calque of the Sindarin name Imladris, both meaning "deep valley of the cleft" or "deeply cloven valley".

More about Tolkien Rivendell you can read in Wikipedia-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivendell

And Elves (Middle-earth) in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium -

Elves are fairy beautiful race that inhabit the lands of Arda before human beings. They appear in The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, but their complex history is described more fully in The Silmarillion, edited and published after Tolkien's death. More details about them are given in the author's other writings edited and published since then, such as Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-earth. The History of Middle-earth also reveals their textual and conceptual history, as Tolkien had been writing about Elves long before The Hobbit was published.

More about Tolkien Elves (Middle-earth) you can read in Wikipedia -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_(Middle-earth)

Our Rivendell lodge also situated in very beautiful place cloven by Imja Khola River and surrounded wild rhododendron and birch forests and Holy Himalayas mountains. And like Rivendell valley of Elves path to our Rivendell lodge also not easy and not for all.

Only for truly Nature-lovers!



And here for you Dear Friend some pictures from Tolkien's Middle-earth.

Silmarillion. Fingon rescues Maedhros

Ted Nasmith's  illustrations of books of J.R.R.Tolkien

Rivendell valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bilbo's song

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.