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PotbellyHairyfoot
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Post The Many names of Turin
on: October 29, 2007 12:37
1) Why does Turin keep choosing new names?

2) What names has he taken so far?
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Post RE: The Many names of Turin
on: October 31, 2007 09:28
I think that he keeps choosing new names as a way to try to hide from the "curse" of Morgoth. Also, he doesn't want his "curse" to follow him to his new companions each time, and by hiding his identity he thinks that it'll keep everybody safe.

I'll have to check the book to see the list of names he's chosen so far though... every chapter introduces a new name .
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Post RE: The Many names of Turin
on: November 02, 2007 10:41
1) Why does Turin keep choosing new names?

I agree with rcorporon, Turin believes that if he takes his true name with him that the curse will be brought down on him. There are also people around that would know the name of Turin, know who he is and possilbly know the curse that is attached to his family. By keeping his true name secret he doesn't have to explain himself or worry about being rejected by the fear his name may bring to others. He also seems to like to call himself by whatever situation he thinks he is in at the moment or according to his mood. Like when he called himself Neithan "the wronged" after he left Doraith.

2) What names has he taken so far?
Up to this point I think he has only taken two names other than his true one.
Neithan- the wronged
Gorthol- the dread helm



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Post RE: The Many names of Turin
on: November 05, 2007 02:40
Here are the names I've gotten to so far:

Neithan ("The Wronged") in Brethil
Gorthol ("The Dread Helm") in Dor-Cúarthol
Agarwaen, son of Úmarth ("Bloodstained, son of Ill-fate") in Nargothrond
Thurin ("The Secret") also in Nargothrond
Adanedhel ("Man-Elf") again in Nargothrond
Mormegil ("Black Sword")
Turambar ("Master of Fate")

I told you there were a lot .
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