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
> > I thought this would be clear, but you might have missed it.
> > The Elves in the Brithenig universe are simply an ethnic minority
> > 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
> elves interfertile with humans?
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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.
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