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PostPosted: December 27th, 2006, 11:56 pm 
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As I have said (in other places), I have just finished reading the Hobbit for the first time and I understand Allmost all of it. :) However there is one thing or two that I don't understand or rather just don't know the answer to the questions that it aroused, and that is who is the Elvenking and how was he connected to Legolas? Through out the book it reffers to him as the ElvenKing or the king or perhaps even king of the Elves but it never gives his name (unless I have read over it or just alltogether missed that part). So seeing as how he was King of the elves of Mirkwood he must have been Legolas's father (Thranduil) or his grandfather or his great grandfather (I'm guessing)...So what I am indeed asking is which of the three is he or is none of the three and what was his (the Elvenking's) name?

p.s I hope that this is an allright place to put this. I thought that it might go here since there are other Hobbit related threads in this section.

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PostPosted: December 28th, 2006, 12:21 am 
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i believe the elvenking of the hobbit is indeed legolas' father thranduil

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it might also be his grandfather (whose name I don't remember right now, but I think it's orophin)...

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Well I've understood that it would be his father Thranduil

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Yeah, I also believe that it's Thranduil.

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It would be Thranduil--Orophin died in the Last Alliance. He led the warriors of his House in a direct charge on the Black Gate, and all of them ended up dying.

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Oh. I didn't remember that. Also, it's been a long time since I read it.
Thranduil it is, then. :)

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Actually Orophin isn't mentioned in The Hobbit or LotR--If I remember correctly, he was mentioned in The Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth. Maybe in the Books of Lost Tales, too.

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:blush: I need to read all those books again. It's been waay too long. Can't remember anything...

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Lol, Silme. I just reread The Unfinished Tales a few weeks ago, so it's still fresh on my mind. Plus, Orophin has a cool name, so that bit about him stuck in my head.

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Ahh, I see. It's been about a year since I last read the Unfinished Tales, so I hardly remember anything...

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Wow--I don't think I could let that long of a time going by without reading one of his books again (except The Hobbit--that's not in the same class as the rest, therefore it shouldn't have the same amount of attention paid to it). I read LotR twice last year, and that's the next book I'm going to read. I'll probably be starting it tonight (I'm almost done my current book).

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I have a whole list of books that I plan to read, and sadly I have to put in the LotR books in the end of that list, or else I would never be finished :P I read quickly, but if I was to read the LotR books before other ones, I would be so taken into the world that I would be unable to read anything else for ages afterwards :)

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Lol--I normally read all of my Tolkien books in a row and then move on to other ones, but this time I read The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, and then a bunch of random books. Now I'm reading LotR. I don't know if I'll read The Hobbit, though.

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The Hobbit is so cute! You must read it! I wouldn't read the Tolkien books without including it.

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I meant I don't know if I'll read it again. I don't like it nearly as much as Tolkien's other books. It was written too much for young children, which puts it on a lower level than LotR and the others.

I've read it many times, though.

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