OT: elves and jinn (was Re: [...] THE WORLD OF THE JINN)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 16, 2003, 19:39|
On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 22:16:56 +1300,
Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...> wrote:
> I had read it through the points about the Jinn as fire spirits and thought,
> that since elves are often referred to on this list (Elves who in Tolkien's
> world shared a good many features of fire spirits, with the greatest of the
> Noldor craftsmen, Feanaro, being named thus for his fiery spirit), people
> _might_ be interested in reading about such fire spirits from a different
> religious and cultural viewpoint.
Well, Tolkien's Elves are not invisible, immaterial spirits made from
some sort of "smokeless fire", but beings of flesh and blood;
but then, there are about as many answers to the question "What are
as there are people you ask, and surely, jinn or similar beings are
a conlang opportunity, and if I am not mistaken, Danny Wier's Techians
(who are also "mistakenly" referred to as "Elves") are incarnate jinn.
The Elves who speak Nur-ellen, however, are humans, nothing else.