Cold

Harbour

Rituals

Lesson

Sound Cue

Spark

Garden

Legends

Picture Challenge IV

Stranger

Point of View

Joker 2018

Curiosity

Picture Challenge III

Honour

Consequences

Five Ingredients II

Songs

Customs

Expectation

Picture Challenge II

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Survey results & NEW RULES

Joker theme

Fear

Hunt

Five Senses

picture challenge

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Habits

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Walls

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Brothers

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Waiting

Life and Death

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Memories

Creatures

Stones

Knowledge

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Opposites

Circles

Money

Raiment

Sickness

Out of Place

Unexpected Adventure

Endings

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Alphabet Story

Weather

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Betrayal and Forgiveness

No Time

Yes, I do

Mystery

Mmmmmmmm...

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Shadow

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History Repeating Itself

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Seed

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Stories and Pictures

In the Name of Love

Animals of Middle-earth

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Numbers

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Colours of Middle-earth

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Trees

Father and Son

Names

One Voice

Anniversaries

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Resolutions

Losers Weepers

Finders Keepers

Devil's Advocate

Falls

Journeys

Five Ingredients - Your Recipe

The Student Surpasses the Teacher

Mothers

Pranks

Return of the Light

Trading Places

The Price of Freedom

Giving Gifts, Receiving Gifts

Bad Habits

Weird Tales

Crossroads

Elven Realms

Competitions



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"When I Was Your Age...!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Excuses

Leavetaking

Once Upon A Time

Disguises

Healing

Love

Growing Up

Twenty-Four

Dark Places

Friend or Foe

Well-laid Plans

The Sea, The Sea

Good and Evil

The Four Elements

As Time Goes By

Childhood Fears

Whodunit

Me, Myself and I

Skills

Maidens of Middle Earth

Crossing Borders

On Location

Home is Where the Heart is

A Glimpse of the Future

That's a First

Hobbits

Secrets

Unlikely Heroes

The O. C.

Lest we Forget

Proverbs

Choices

Friendship

If I could turn back Time

Wanderlust

First Sentence

Things to be Thankful for

White Lie

Winter Wonderland

Rituals and Festivities

Boo!

Happiness/Unhappiness

Family

Drabbles

What If ...?

One Title: Your Story

A Fairy Tale, Middle-Earth style

Games People Play

Friends in Small Places

Autumn is a time of change, and transition. For many cultures, bringing in the first sheaves of grain is a time for celebration. The autumnal solstice is a time for reflection in others. Many of these celebrations and transitions are incorporated into the culture's religious beliefs, and are observed in a ceremonial way. Because of this tradition, the theme for September and October is Rituals.

Sometimes a ritual can be steeped in tradition, such as when Eowyn offered the parting cup before the riders left for Helm's Deep, or when the rangers of Ithilien stood facing to face the West before eating their evening meal. Sometimes they may be new, such a Frodo hosting a party to observe Bilbo's birthday each year after Bilbo disappeared from the Long Expected Party. Sometimes they involve an entire community coming together, perhaps in a ceremonial celebration of a successful hunt, or they can be an intimate as a wife assisting her husband in donning his armor before he rides to battle, in the hope of ensuring his safe return.

What other rituals do you think might have been observed in Middle Earth? Would a new member of the citadel guard get their new armor and helms from the Steward himself in a long practiced ceremony? How would Elvish fear be joined in marriage? Might a newborn Eoarlingas be formally welcomed to their community in a ceremonial way?

Here are the stories for this month:

A New Tradition
Greyhavens
The Incident at the Red Heron

And the authors:

ForestWren
Kari
Kaylee Arafinwiel

The voting will take place until November 15. Please, vote here, and if you would like your vote to be as objective as possible, refer to our voting guide.

If you would like to illustrate any of these stories, you can take part in our special all-year-round artistic challenge!

Happy reading!

Your Teitho-moderators,
Mirach, Carawyn, Sian22 and Lotrfan



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