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Hethlin of Anorien

 February, 25 2006

I know CMC's a done deal, but since I intend to give it a thorough editing in the future, I'll include it in this thread, as well as make this a place for any other Heth questions not appropriate for the Silver Swan thread.

Hi Isabeau,

I don't know why this popped into my head today but I want to add a P.S. to my earlier post about orange-colored things in medieval Europe, and by extension in Middle Earth. When I started to write this post I'd assumed that carrots had been around in Europe for a long time, but then I figured I'd better check my facts a bit more, and it turns out they didn't make it from Central Asia to Europe until about the 15th century or so. So Europeans really didn't have any orange fruits or vegetables to hand until the arrival of, first, oranges, and then, carrots! Nevertheless I'm assuming there are carrots in Middle Earth; surely Sam's stews would feature carrots, wouldn't they? Anyway, just popped in to offer that tidbit of scintillating trivia!

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