3893Re: A stupid question
- Sep 7, 2001--- In mythsoc@y..., Stolzi@a... wrote:
> Thanks for the help! There were some ambiguous passages, forinstance in
> Book Four, Ch. 6 ("The Forbidden Pool") Faramir's description ofMinas
> Morgul: "Nine Lords there were, and after the return of theirMaster, which
> they aided and prepared in secret, they grew strong again. Then theNine
> Riders issued forth from the gates of horror, and we could notwithstand
> them."Yes, Sauron was the master. They were originally living men in the
> But here, I suppose "their Master" must mean Sauron.
Second Age whom Sauron corrupted to his service. According to "Of
the Rings of Power and the Third Age", they all became kings,
warriors, and sorcerors (some people argue that only some became
kings, only some became warriors, etc.).
The word "Nazgul" is used as both a plural and singular form. I
don't know enough about Black Speech to know if that is appropriate.
Tolkien sometimes admitted to making mistakes in LoTR, but I don't
study the languages.
The Lord of the Nazgul was also the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of
Morgul, and the Captain of Mordor. Robert Foster provides a full
list of his titles in THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH.
Technically, Khamul the Black Easterling, the second-in-command of
the group, might be called the Lord of Dol Guldur, or the Lieutenant
of Dol Guldur, since he was assigned command of that fortress after
Sauron returned to Mordor and rebuilt the Barad-dur. That title is
not used in any published text, though.
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