Reviewer: Oshun (Signed)
01/03/17 - 07:00 am
That was a good read! Lots of entertaining nuggets: brotherly teasing, memories of childhood, and speculation of truth or lack thereof of creation stories and other legends of times gone by that can only be at best secondhand memories. For my two cents worth, those kinds of stories often contain important truths for a people if not actual fact. And further speculation would lead me to believe that we cannot know, any more than Maglor and Maedhros could, the original significance of such stories filtered as they are by our modern sensibilities, but it is a lot of fun to try.
Author's Response: Thank you! I tend to agree with you about those kinds of stories: that things can be truthful if unfactual is one of the things I like about stories and myths. And why I think they remain popular because they allow for new readings over time. (Heh. Fandom in a nutshell, really.)