TOLKIEN & THE NOLDOR

 

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973),  "The Lord of the Rings" author, wrote about the Middle Earth elves in several of his epic stories. Among them, the Noldor were the ones who most looked for the technical perfection. This permanent quest for knowledge allows them to improve their skills mainly in cutting gems being their higher achievement the creation of the most valuable, beautiful and powerful jewels: the three silmarils.

Let us read some quotations about the Noldor and their lore and skills.

 

Noldor: the Deep Elves, the second host of the Eldar on the westward journey from CuviÚnen, led by FinwŰ. The name meant "the Wise" (but wise in the sense of possessing knowledge, not in the sense of possessing sagacity, sound judgement).

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion (Index, page 414)

 

... the Noldor or Loremasters, were always vulnerable on the side of "science and technology", as we should call it : they wanted to have the knowledge...

J.R.R. Tolkien. Unfinished tales (page 266)

 

It is told that even as Varda ended her labours, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Il˙vatar .... The Eldar prepared now a great march from their first home in the east ... Next came the Noldor, a name of wisdom, the people of FinwŰ. They are the Deep Elves, the friends of AulŰ; and they are renowned in song for they fought and laboured long and grievously in the northern lands of old.

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion (pages 56 and 61)

 

... the Noldor were beloved of AulŰ, and he and his people came often among them. Great became their knowledge and their skill; yet even greater was their thirst for more knowledge, and in many things they soon surpassed their teachers.

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion (page 69)

 

Now the Three Kindreds of the Eldar were gathered at last in Valinor... and the Noldor advanced ever in knowledge and skill.

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion (page 73)

 

Then FŰanor began a long a secret labour, and he summoned all his lore, and his power, and his subtle skill; and at the end of all he made the Silmarils.

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion (page 78)

 

J. R. R. Tolkien

He was born in January 3rd 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After taking part in World War I, in the Somme, he started an academic career teaching Anglo-Saxon and English language and literature in Oxford University. However, he is better known as creator of Middle Earth and author of a number of classic masterpieces about this topic, building a mythology of his own. On that subject his most popular literary works are The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Tolkien died on September 2nd 1973. Afterwards, his son gathered a great deal of drafts, drawings and manuscripts on Middle Earth and published them. The main titles were The Book of the Lost Tales, Unfinished Tales and The Shaping of Middle-Earth.

 

NOLDOR« S.R.L.

Noldor was founded on June 30th 1995 with the main goal of assisting the industry in all subjects concerning radioisotope applications. The fields included were (and continue being) analysis and evaluation of industrial processes using radiotracers and applications of sealed radioactive sources to nuclear industrial gauges (nucleonic control systems). This domain comprehends design, development, production, modification and maintenance of nuclear instruments. Since its beginnings, other very important branch in Noldor activities was measurements of natural radioactivity in oil fields (NORM). Later a new line of work started: training in the area of radiological safety as applied to nuclear gauges. These courses are approved and accepted by Argentinean Nuclear Regulatory Authority. 

The name Noldor and its logo are trade marks in  Argentina of Noldor S.R.L.

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