And another stupid question, but I thought that adding this on to the one on Beleriand was kind of stupider...
So what's the difference between Numenor and Gondor/Anor? Or is there a difference? I've been told so many different things on Tolkien's early ME that I can't keep it straight anymore. Like, I've heard that there isn't a difference, that Gondor is just a completely new, adopted name for Numenor. I've also heard that they have next to nothing to do with each other, save for ties in lineage.
I will answer this fully later, but in a nutshell, Gondor is a second, slightly smaller-scale version of Numenor, and Numenor is the historical kingdom on the star-shaped island, of which Elros was the first king.
.*.~.*.~.*.~.*. Lady Elwen Iluvalatari Namarië tenna telwan, meldonya... Nai im almië Iluvatar nar or le... .*.~.*.~.*.~.*. Ava lave endarlya na rucina. Elyë harye vorima mi Eru; harye vorima yando mi nin... Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, at least you'll land somewhere among the stars. .*.~.*.~.*.~.*. .:*:.Polished Quill.:*:.