Uldor the Accursed

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Helena Stepanova

I know I am taking Men of East further East than JRRT probably intended, but I prefer to imagine the 1st age Easterlings as in many ways similar to proto-turkic/mongolic and turkic/mongolic peoples of Central and Inner Asia.I also like to picture Uldor as someone who started off as a very decent chap. I think he loved hunting with eagles, clean, crisp air and wind in his hair and that he began to venerate Manwe the moment he heard about him...And then something went wrong, Heaven knows what...:-) As for the eagle - I imagine a bunch of eagles flew eastward and befriended people there, either on their own accord or maybe even on Manwe's bidding. (I'm more into corvines, really. As much as I admire Tolkien's work, I never really shared that soft spot for eagles he often displays...:-) But the central Asian tradition of hunting with eagles and Tolkien's pro-eagle bias play along quite nicely...:-))

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