Post by donaldperry on Dec 27, 2017 3:18:03 GMT -5
have a question about mythical (at least, our definition of mythical) creatures in Tolkien's books.
In the books, we have dragons, werewolves, even vampires. But what I am wondering (and may use in the future for one of my fics) is if the unicorn has any place in the Tolkien universe. Is it a creature like a dragon (actually exists), a children's myth (our version) or simply isn't there?
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
I am unaware of any unicorns mentioned in Tolkien's world. However, one must question if some might exist around the Cottage of Lost Play, the Cottage of the Children, the Play of Sleep. Also, the elves could make visions of imagination for entertainment, something Olorin (Gandalf) did for aiding others to imagine new things. Book of Lost Tales 1 first chapter, is "Cottage of Lost Play", with probably the most on the subject, and there are other references to it.
Post by ancaloricon on May 10, 2018 13:03:53 GMT -5
"For all living things that are or have been in the Kingdom of Arda, save only the fell and evil creatures of Melkor, lived then in Valinor; and there also were many other creatures beautiful and strange that have not yet been seen upon the Middle-earth, and perchance never now shall be, since the fashion of the World was changed." - HoME 10, the later Quenta Silmarillion, Of Eldanor and the Princes of Eldalie