T(W)WT: The Other Faramir
I got sick on Thanksgiving Monday, which really sucked, and so of course I missed TWT yesterday. I have to confess it literally never crossed my mind all day Tuesday, I was so tired. But I skipped last week too, so I’m making up for it today with a Tuesdays (Wednesdays) with Tolkien post.
I discovered the coolest thing last time I read Unfinished Tales. Turns out there was a prince of Gondor named Faramir, and while that doesn’t necessarily sound like anything much – Faramir son of Denethor was named after Faramir son of Ondoher, so what? – there is actually a very, very cool connection between him and the Faramir we know.
“Wainriders” by Stefano Baldo
In short, his story is the same as Éowyn’s.
In his time, there was a law in Gondor that at least one of the King’s heirs had to stay in Minas…
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