Re: Extinguishing the Elves (was: Ogoneking the Consonants)
|From:||P. M. ARKTAYG <pmva@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 1, 2000, 21:24|
John Cowan ta nugatu-r:
>> > "Ceterum censeo elfos extinguendos esse"
>> > - Melkor Maximus
>> What does that mean? Something about Elves being extinguished?
> "And further it is my opinion that the Elves must be made extinct".
> "Melkor" is the original name of Morgoth, the primal Dark Lord of
> JRRT's mythology.
Not quitely. _Melkor_ is the elvish translation of unknown(?) Valarin name and
this Valarin name is in a sense the original.
_Morgoth_ is a nickname and means 'Black Foe'.
> It's a parody of Cato the Censor's perpetual close to his speeches
> on any subject whatever: "That is my opinion, and further it is my
> opinion that Carthage must be destroyed: she is a menace to Rome."
> Eventually the Romans launched the Third (and last) Punic war out
> of sheer boredom.
Thay say that. Perhaps that's a legend but... quod est veritas?
P. M. ARKTAYG
"Driving license?! Do you know, scoundrel, who I am?!?!"
- Melkor to a policeman