New Manuscript Links Uncle Andrew’s Rings to Tolkien’s Numenor

A document recently unearthed at the Kilns, C.S. Lewis’ Oxford home now in the care of the U.S.-based C.S. Lewis Foundation, provides significant evidence that not only did Lewis and his colleague J.R.R. Tolkien both include references to the lost island of Atlantis in their writings, but that they meant for these works to overlap and form a coherent whole. Numenor, according to Professor Tolkien, sank beneath the waves after its king tried to storm the Undying Lands and take immortality by force. Nine ships escaped the ruin of Numenor and sailed east to what would become Middle-earth.  According to one of Tolkien’s rhymes, the ships carried with them “seven stars and seven stones and one white tree.” It has long been understood that the seven stones are the Palantiri, or seeing stones, and the white tree is an ancestor of the tree that grows in Minas Tirith in the court of the king, but the identity of the seven stars has always been problematic. This new manuscript, dubbed F., explains that the seven stars are seven pieces of meteorites brought to earth by Professor Ransom of Lewis’ Space Trilogy (which also referenced time travel), and which were later ground to a fine dust and passed on as heirlooms by the fading Elves who chose not to return to Valinor at the end of the Third Age but became a rustic people and intermarried with Men until some of the dust was passed down in a box to Uncle Andrew’s Aunt LeFay. We already knew that the source of this dust was Atlantean, but Manuscript F., as written by Lewis and annotated by Tolkien, indicates  a fully-formed connection between the two worlds that no one had suspected till now. We look forward to seeing a transcript of the document and posting photos soon.

6 thoughts on “New Manuscript Links Uncle Andrew’s Rings to Tolkien’s Numenor

    1. hobbit_of_narniahobbit_of_narnia

      I’m almost 100% positive it is. 😛
      (I, personally, think it’s one of the best so far. I’ve thought of the same thing.)

    2. KristiKristi Post author

      Yes, it was an April Fool’s joke, but you could certainly headcanon it…except maybe for the part about Ransom bringing the meteorites.

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