Iluvauromen myths and legends
Iluvauromen Myths and Legends
Nenyar Myths and Legends
The Nenyar (see Nenyans) have lost a vast amount of historical information, beginning at a point around two thousand five hundred years ago. However, although the historical record is lost, documents do remain from that era.
Unfortunately, they are not accessible to the general public, as they are stored in the Tumnorean Prime Library, to which no access is granted to foreigners on accounts of the fact that no foreigners are allowed entrance into the Kingdom of Tumnore.
Increasingly, information is leaking into the public domain. For example, it is widely-accepted that the current High King of the Nenyar, Semir-randil, was actually alive at the time of the birth of the Empire of the Eternal Flame. This, of course, is hotly disputed by some who claim that the current Imperial Family is attempting to 'mythologize' it's legitimacy, thus ensuring continuation of it's 'rule'.
However, there does appear to be a local root-legend behind the near-religious following of the 'Three Stars'. This curious repetition of the number three - see Dethri and Tharash myths and legends respectively - presents many questions; unfortunately, there are no answers to those questions as of yet.
Iluvauromeni Human Myths and Legends
The Dethri in particular are fond of myths and legends; they have many legends regarding three giants who conquered their lands long ago, and subjected them to foul and devilish tortures. A frequent phrase is "they subjugated the will and sundered the soul from the heart." This has an interesting parallel with some Tharash legends.
There are also legends dealing with the usual assortment of 'fey' folk. Fairies are prevalent - as are, curiously, Elves. These do not appear to be Quendi, but rather a small, quick-footed species of which no record appears to exist today. There is no way to confirm or deny these accounts, but it is worth noting that Dethri records contained in Riv'en Sehtlahc Duv - one of many of the day's Documents of Lore - from two thousand seven hundred years ago clearly observe (and calmly so) that "a ship of Noldor sailed past the bay; they did not heave to."
Clearly, these are not legends to be ignored, but have a potential kernel of truth.
Tharash Myths and Legends
The Tharash legends primarily deal with three great demonic felines which terrorized their home lands for many years. These three entities apparently fed "on life itself" and could not "be sated with gifts or treasures" and before long "the tortured soul of the sacrifice would be subjugated and bent to the will of the Demons."
Quendi Myths and Legends
The Quendi do not have myths or legends, having, as they do, eidetic memories: they, therefore, have only history - and those are tales told very thoroughly and clearly in places other than this.