The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained (Part 1)

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  • Xuất bản 17 Th12, 2014
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  • Faro light
    Faro light 3 ngày trước

    A lot of lies :/

  • Violator
    Violator 3 ngày trước

    The Valar are only a sub-set of the Ainur - some of the most powerful, who chose to enter Arda and help prepare it for the coming of the children of Eru.

  • Chris Katko
    Chris Katko 6 ngày trước

    1:45 FYI, it's bad to put captions at the bottom of the video because the play bar cuts it off when you pause to read them.

  • Kiwo
    Kiwo 6 ngày trước

    Melkor just did what he was made to do.

  • SirVyre
    SirVyre 8 ngày trước

    When I read some of the Silmarillion, all I could think about Eru Illuvatar is that he was kind of a dick. Instead of just sitting Melkor down, and telling him that his hopes and aspirations were essentially meaningless, as in no matter how hard he strived to create, and no matter how long he searched through the outer realms, he would never find the means to create life on his own, he just let Melkor struggle on, fruitlessly, and then he punished him for it.

    Of course, if Eru had done that, then it would have been admitting to himself that he's essentially been playing with himself, alone, as the only living thing that really matters for all of eternity.

    Godship's kinda bleak, huh?

  • Inertia The Rock Band
    Inertia The Rock Band 14 ngày trước

    Zelda bazar store music in the background ? This isn’t a Zelda video . Stay on topic

  • Tamás Tankó
    Tamás Tankó 16 ngày trước

    The 2 Blue Wizard : From the Hungarian (Hun-Mag) history: Attila (Etele) and Bleda (Buda)
    They are brothers
    2 Priest - King
    Hun(őr) and Mag(őr)
    Keepers of knowledge
    Or : 2 Blue Indian gods:
    Vishnu and Shiva, 2 supreme gods
    These exist in reality and are encoded only hidden in the eyes
    of the people.

  • Charlie Myer
    Charlie Myer 17 ngày trước

    It’s not Sauroman, it’s Saruman

  • Kilo Mintoni
    Kilo Mintoni 18 ngày trước

    Funny. Read you cocksuckers!!!!!!!!!

  • Joker 9ine
    Joker 9ine 21 ngày trước

    Thank you for this... Lots of love and respect 🙌🙌

  • Charles Sanders
    Charles Sanders 21 ngày trước

    Sang to create the universe, eh? String theory confirmed!

  • Benjamin Sinclair
    Benjamin Sinclair 21 ngày trước

    See ? Alot of insane, unrealistic things. But did he found a church ?

  • Endboi
    Endboi 23 ngày trước

    You explained like... A million pages in one 4 minute video!

  • XEKantoine
    XEKantoine 23 ngày trước

    The best Middle Earth historic video I've ever seen! Clear, beautifull and fast!

  • usman6
    usman6 25 ngày trước

    This is so amazing wow

  • Baguette Gott
    Baguette Gott 28 ngày trước

    What? That was NOT four minutes, it felt like maybe 30 seconds! Oh goddammit, I might have to read the Silmarillion after all..

  • Lucifronz
    Lucifronz 29 ngày trước

    This combined with some googling on the wiki is very helpful for piecing things together. So Gandalf and the Balrog (Balrogs?) are both maiar, which is why he and the balrog "Durin's Bane" (title more than a name) were on similar footing during that scene in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Even though they were made by completely different valar? Not sure about their origins, which seems to be the case for the wiki too.

    And Gandalf, being the human form of Olórin, was one of the istari, which is just a fancy name for five specific maiar who took the form of old men to help stop Sauron the first time?

    Hoo, I'm gonna forget all of this. It's the fancy names that does it.

  • Semyon Galtsev
    Semyon Galtsev Tháng trước

    "Yannava" and "valar" as a singular bugged me a bit ("vala" is singular, "valar" is plural), but everything else was perfect.

  • Lomona Gagasi
    Lomona Gagasi Tháng trước

    they must create the 5 wizards movie..

  • Daniel Wilkowski
    Daniel Wilkowski Tháng trước

    Where did Galadriel come from?

    • Daniel Wilkowski
      Daniel Wilkowski 29 ngày trước

      @Moin i bims der Günter she's this powerful merely thanks to that ring from Sauron?

    • Moin i bims der Günter
      Moin i bims der Günter 29 ngày trước

      She's a normal elve with a ring of the elves, the ring of Wind i think

  • Deadeye HorrorGamer
    Deadeye HorrorGamer Tháng trước +1

    I absolutely love the lord of the rings, I can't believe all of creation was created through music.

  • FamaSicura
    FamaSicura Tháng trước

    It's not insane at all that there is all this lore for a series of books that don't talk about it at all but DO require the lore to be as good as they were.

  • TheArkan6
    TheArkan6 Tháng trước

    this is awsome thank u

  • Adam Wade
    Adam Wade 2 tháng trước

    where does 'Tom Bombadil' come into it? does anyone know?? Thanks

  • Richard Torres
    Richard Torres 2 tháng trước

    Best fictional lore videos is from this guy but he only made two

  • Psyfektor Sinn
    Psyfektor Sinn 2 tháng trước

    Right when you first spoke I knew I was going to love this

  • Jorge De La Cerda
    Jorge De La Cerda 2 tháng trước

    You just got me soooo interested!

  • Wimeth Dissanayake
    Wimeth Dissanayake 2 tháng trước

    Oh god melkor rip

  • Stamatis Magafas
    Stamatis Magafas 2 tháng trước

    We need more Lord of the Rings videos in 2019 please!

  • Serai3
    Serai3 2 tháng trước

    This is NOT a good encapsulation of Tolkien's mythos. Men were the Getting Stuff done people? Really? The elves never got anything done? They created just about everything that was awesome in Middle Earth, while the Men spent most of their history sulking that they weren't elves. This is really sloppy, and I have to wonder whether you even read The Silmarillion, or just got all this from Wikipedia.

  • Serai3
    Serai3 2 tháng trước

    Wizards only became angels later in Tolkien's life, when he got a lot more Catholic. They were originally lesser gods, as the Valar were the greater gods, like the Greek pantheon.

  • John Buckeye
    John Buckeye 2 tháng trước

    I feel like of *course* men were his favorite. He allowed them to die, rather than cursed them w/ immortality.

  • Lee Morris
    Lee Morris 2 tháng trước

    Cool. That is the cleverest rip off we have ever experienced.
    Not even the helpers of God knew who they were working for.
    Did you know that before the Dutch,
    and their establishments,
    (in the colonies of The Americas)
    the Swedish had arrived first?
    It only lasted for three quarters of a century
    and was of course superseded
    but it happened none-the-less.
    Kind regards
    God bless

  • Kyle
    Kyle 2 tháng trước

    Why did this God make evil angels? And why would this God make humans so corruptible. And why would this God just leave men in the world with evil, more powerful beings to suffer? This book seems to have a lot of unanswered questions, and this god doesn't seem very nice, or wise.

  • o-m-d
    o-m-d 2 tháng trước

    the ring is King Solomon's ring, which has the seal of Solomon on it.
    Do you know what is the other name of the seal of Solomon? Star of David
    now go figure...

  • king spartann
    king spartann 2 tháng trước

    Yea people believe this shit instead of one God

  • Erika
    Erika 2 tháng trước

    U forgot to include Mandos in the list of Valar

  • Jelo Jed Policarpio
    Jelo Jed Policarpio 2 tháng trước


  • TheKrackenX42
    TheKrackenX42 3 tháng trước

    Me:*Never read or seen LOTR and its 2 am and school tomorrow*
    Brain: YUo NeEd tO SEE ThIs

  • Hernan Valdes
    Hernan Valdes 3 tháng trước

    4:11 Still one of the best summaries I've ever seen on the topic

  • DWARFpwns
    DWARFpwns 3 tháng trước

    Misspelled Saruman at 0:26

  • Icey Junior
    Icey Junior 3 tháng trước

    I need more of these

  • Jonatan knalle
    Jonatan knalle 3 tháng trước

    I thought there were loads of valar not only 15. But only 15 went to arda?

  • P. A. M. Pedrosa
    P. A. M. Pedrosa 3 tháng trước

    "People people" :D

  • Tullius Agrippa
    Tullius Agrippa 3 tháng trước

    Oh. Ok. So this crap is even greater bullshit than I first thought.

  • Luis San
    Luis San 3 tháng trước +1

    *Gandalf The Gay*
    Also, lol the *gift* of death, sounds like a scam.

  • Higgzmusik
    Higgzmusik 3 tháng trước sill...mirilion

  • Caleb Rivera
    Caleb Rivera 3 tháng trước +1

    Tolkien did want English Mythology so i will call it English Mythology!

  • CT
    CT 3 tháng trước

    i only read part of the creation myth behind lotr and at the end of it, I was like "oh, so this is just the bible"
    god was playing classical music, the devil wanted to play rock and not be a slave to a god and was banished for it

    • Godunow100
      Godunow100 3 tháng trước

      Melkor wasn't banished by Iluvatar during the Music.
      Also in Tolkien universum death and mortality is actually a GIFT presented to mankind by it's creator in contrast to judaism/christianity where it's punishment for original sin - one of the most original concepts present in fantasy literature.

  • EmbersCreed
    EmbersCreed 3 tháng trước

    What if this was an anthropromaphic history of a soloasystem or even galaxy

  • Angelo
    Angelo 3 tháng trước

    Everything you'd want to know is in the Encyclopedia of Arda online:

  • baer008
    baer008 4 tháng trước

    I thought dragons and Balrogs were also created by Melkor? When he is the most powerful of the Valar, why cant he create his own species as some of the others did?

    • baer008
      baer008 4 tháng trước

      @Vīktør thats a good answer. Thanks!
      But why did Eru create dragons and Balrogs when they are Evil creatures? Or were they corrupter by Melkor and betryed eru later? Were there "good" uncorrupted dragons left?
      When balrogs are fallen Maia, why didn't sauron look like one?

    • Vīktør
      Vīktør 4 tháng trước +1

      Because only Eru/God can truly create life, the others "created" their own specie's cause Eru allow them; Melkor NEVER created anything, he only corrupted something created by Eru

  • Kirby Heaton
    Kirby Heaton 4 tháng trước +2

    One day i will find a gf that appreciates this 👌

    Or die alone

  • Ditj34
    Ditj34 4 tháng trước

    Better analogy for the Ainur would be gods. Eru was the creator god, the Valar were the main pantheon and the Maiar were lesser deities.

    • Sir Jaojao
      Sir Jaojao 4 tháng trước

      Tolkien himself compared them to angels

  • Sensai Vers
    Sensai Vers 4 tháng trước +1

    Sounds a lot like religion.

  • Eric Anderson
    Eric Anderson 4 tháng trước +1

    Little is written about Hobbits because Hobbits were made up for The Hobbit, which was rather loosely based on Tolkien's cosmology. He wrote most of his stuff for his own amusement and that of his friends, and never intended it for publication. The Hobbit was his first attempt to write something marketable. After the fact he had to fit them into the whole scheme, which he summed up by simply saying that "the world is full of strange creatures" and suggesting that nobody ever paid much attention to the Hobbits, but they'd been around the whole time.
    The movie put pointy ears on them AND the Elves, which was a mistake because it falsely suggested a kinship between them. The books nowhere mention "pointy ears" on anyone, much less Hobbits. That bugged me. But it's hard to represent Elves since there are no Elves to audition. Something had to set them apart visually. In the books you definitely know you're talking to an Elf simply because they're an Elf. You "feel" it more than anything else. Hobbits, of course, are tiny (between 2 and 4 feet high at adulthood, usually trending toward the shorter end of that scale) and they have furry feet. But they're "humans" nevertheless. THEY don't think so, but they are. They also live longer than average humans, though not by a lot. About 20 years or so. A hundred is the new eighty.

    • Sir Jaojao
      Sir Jaojao 4 tháng trước

      Actually Tolkien wrote a letter to an artist with a description of hobbits where he included pointy ears: "I picture a fairly human figure, not a kind of ‘fairy’ rabbit as some of my British reviewers seem to fancy: fattish in the stomach, shortish in the leg. A round, jovial face; ears only slightly pointed and ‘elvish’; hair short and curling (brown)". Here he not only claims that hobbits have pointy ears but also implies elves have them

  • Captain Chaos
    Captain Chaos 4 tháng trước +3

    /me twitches

  • Tale of the Misanthrop
    Tale of the Misanthrop 4 tháng trước

    More.. I need more!!
    The books the movies the silmarillion and all those websides i have accounts on are not enough!
    I need more LOTR!!

  • Mario Gonzalez
    Mario Gonzalez 4 tháng trước

    I read it!

  • deadlyundead
    deadlyundead 4 tháng trước

    Is it Istari or Ishtari ?