Aelfwine of England
Dates: circa 900 A.D.
A mariner who supposedly sailed to Tol Eressëa and returned, bringing back Tolkien's Elvish lore to historical England:
These tales are feigned... to be translated from the preserved work of Ælfwine of England (c.900 A.D.), who being blown west from Ireland eventually came upon the 'straight road' and found the Lonely Isle, Tol Eressëa, beyond the seas.
There he learned ancient lore, and brought back translations and excerpts from works of Elvish lore....
From a draft of an undated letter to Mrs. Katherine Farrer, the wife of Dr. Austin Farrer, Chaplain of Trinity College:
Morgoth's Ring, HoME Vol 10, Part 1, Ainulindalë
[Text] D has a fine separate title-page, with Ainulindalë in tengwar, and then:
The Music of the
This was made by Rúmil of Túna in the Elder Days. It is here written as it was spoken in Eressëa to Ælfwine by Pengoloð the Sage. To it are added the further words that Pengoloð spoke at that time concerning the Valar, the Eldar and the Atani....
Morgoth's Ring, HoME Vol 10, Part 1, Ainulindalë D
Elena Tiriel 14Mar08