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Author's Notes (Character List and Source Material)

~ List of Characters ~


Bachor – bachor – "pedlar", member of the Angle's council

Curudir - curu – "skill", dir - "man" = skilled man, friend of Master Maurus

Elesinda – servant to the Lady Nienelen

Gelir – "merry" – youngest son of Pelara, Ranger

Halbarad – hal – "tall", barad – "tower" = "tall tower", kinsman to Aragorn and Ranger of the North

Herdir – herdir – "master", reeve to Lord Aragorn

Linmir – lin –"to sing," mír – "jewel" = "a jewel as if to sing", wife of the smith of Emyn Unial

Landir – tanner and Elder of the Council

Lothel – loth – "flower", êl – "star" = "star flower", granddaughter to Pelara

Mahtan - A great smith of the Noldor, for which the smith of the Angle was named

Maurus – maur – "gloomy", rusc – "fox" = "gloomy fox", Elder of the council of the Angle

Melendir – "melen" past participle of melant – "to love" –dir - "man" = "loved man", father of Nienelen

Melethron – noun- masculine – "lover", Ranger of the Angle

Nesta – nestad- "healing", Healer of the Angle

Nienelen –grief or mourning as in (nienna – Vala of mourning), (Nienor – "mourning" sister of Turin) Elen – star = "mourning star"

Pelara –Pele "fence", ara – "high/noble" = "noble fence/guard", Master Maurus' daughter, once servant and aide to the Lady Gilraen

Sereg – sereg = "blood" plowman of the wanderers

Tanaes – tân – "maker", aes – "meat" "maker of meat", the butcher of the Angle, former Ranger

Tanril - tân – "maker" , ril – "brilliance" = "maker of brilliance", wife of the Angle's smith, metal worker in her own right

~ Sources ~


Books:

Gies, Frances and Joseph Gies. Life in a Medieval Village. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

Newman, Paul. Daily Life in the Middle Ages. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2001.

Rowling, Marjorie. Life in Medieval Times. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1968.

Salo, David. A Gateway to Sindarin. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2004.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

Tolkien, J.R.R. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1980.

Wooster, Chuck and Geoff Hansen. Living with Sheep: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Flock. Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press, 2005.

Websites:

Birds of Britain: The Monthly Web Magazine for Birdwatchers. July, 2006. Birds of Britain. http://www.birdsofbritain.co.uk/bird-guide/index.htm

Botanical.com: Home of the electronic version of "A Modern Herbal" 1995-2006. Maud Grieve. http://www.botanical.com/

The Building Collection. June 16, 2006. Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. 2005-2006. http://www.wealddown.co.uk/historic-buildings-index-domestic-agricultural.htm#bayleaf

Constructing a Warp-Weighted Loom. April 20, 2002. House Barra. http://www.housebarra.com/EP/ep02/20wwl.html

The Diary of Lizzie Dopps. June, 2007. Laurie Arnold. 2006. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/norton/dopps_diary/dopps09.htm

Dmoz: Open Directory Project. July 26, 2006. Netscape. http://dmoz.org/Society/History/By_Time_Period/Middle_Ages/Daily_Life/

The English Cottage Garden Nursery: Wildflowers, Herbs, Cottage Garden Plants, Seeds, Meadow Seed Mixes and Native Hedging. July 18, 2006. Teresa Sinclair. http://www.englishplants.co.uk/index.html

Food Without Farming. May/June 1970. James E. Churchill. http://www.motherearthnews.com/library/1970_May_June/Food_Without_Farming

The Globalist: Dedicated to Understanding. Food Security and Globalization. The Globalist. 2005 http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=3708.

Growing Dye Plants. 2002. Pamela Matlack. http://tntn.essortment.com/growingdyeplan_rgia.htm

Habitats in Britain. BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/wildbritain/habitats/

Handout for Small Grains and the Small Farm. 1999. James Van Bokkelen. 2005. http://www.faracresfarm.com/jbvb/faf/nofa99.html

The History Guide: Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History. February 28, 2006. Steven Kreis. 2006. http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture22b.html

Iowa Farm Letters - John and Sarah Kenyon. June, 2007. Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. 2002-2005. http://www.campsilos.org/mod2/teachers/r2.shtml

Listen to Nature: Explore wildlife sounds by animal group. The British Library Board. 2006.
http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/listentonature/soundstax/groups.html

Lothene: Experimental Archaelogy. Lothene. http://www.lothene.demon.co.uk/index.html

Medieval Sourcebook: Palladius: On Husbandry, c. 350. September, 1998. Paul Halsall. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/350palladius-husbandry.html

The Medieval Technology Pages: The Heavy Plow. October 8, 2002. Paul J. Gans. 2005. http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/heavyplow.html

Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Datasource. July 30, 2006. Dianne Tillotson. http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/writing.htm

Of Thegns and Kings and Rangers and Things. February 17, 2005. Michael Martinez. http://www.merp.com/essays/MichaelMartinez/michaelmartinezsuite101essay82/

Old and Rare Words: Archaic or Unusual Words found in Tolkien’s Works. 1997-2005. Mark Fisher, The Encyclopedia of Arda. http://www.glyphweb.com/ARDA/

Phiala's String Page. 2006. Sarah Goslee http://www.stringpage.com/index.html

The Prairie Fire of 1901. June, 2007. Swisher County Museum. http://history.swishercounty.net/index/general/prariefire1.htm

Prairie Fires. June, 2007. Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. 2002-2005. http://www.campsilos.org/mod2/teachers/r6.shtml

Pregnancy and Childbirth in Anglo-Saxon England. 2004. Dawn Marie Hayes. http://www.medievalmaternity.org/anglosaxon/

Recreating Period Fabric Production. Maggie Forest and Silvia Ravient. http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/Warp/WARP.HTML

Regia Anglorum: Article Index. March 26, 2005. Roland Williamson. http://www.regia.org/listings.htm
(picture of warp-weighted loom: http://www.regia.org/life/textiles.htm )

Waiting for a King Like You. November 27, 2004. Michael Martinez. http://www.merp.com/essays/MichaelMartinez/mmartinezwaitingking

Warping and weaving on a warp-weighted loom. 2002. Pamela Matlack. http://vt.essortment.com/warpingweaving_rkpp.htm

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Virtual Tour. June 18, 2006. Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. 2005-2006. http://www.wealddown.co.uk/weald.htm

Women in Medieval Worlds. 1999. Robert G. Ferrell. http://www.virtualworldlets.net/Papers/Hosted/WomenMed.php#vict

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