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Re: Nur-ellen in the world of Brithenig (wasRe:Nur-ellenuniverses)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, August 31, 2000, 3:21
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 23:10:05 -0400 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > > Of course they are interfertile with humans because they ARE > humans. > > I thought this would be clear, but you might have missed it. > > The Elves in the Brithenig universe are simply an ethnic minority > that > > is left over from a civilization which existed in the British Isles > > prior to the Celtic immigration.
> Oh, okay, sorry about that, I must've missed the beginning of the > thread. I'd been thinking that they were Tolkien's elves. Were > those > elves interfertile with humans? > -- > "Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and > I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein > ICQ: 18656696 > AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor
- Yes they were (see the Ethnologue entry on Rokbeigalmki i just sent), but in Tolkien's books interbreeding only happened very irregularly, under unusual situations, and always involved some kind of choice to be considered "Elf" or "Human". If the mixed-descent person chose to be Human (e.g. Arwen, Lúthien, Elros) they lived a long life but eventually died (the Gift of Ilúvatar to Men). If they chose to be Elf they lived forever like other elves. -Stephen (Steg) "You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there." ~ _jonathan livingston seagull_