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Mith (Shaun Gunner)
Biographical Information
PositionAdministrator, Dates Project Supervisor, Community Manager
LanguageBritish English
LocationSussex, UK
Edit Count 45,257
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Hair colourBlack
Eye colourDark brown
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Istari This user supports Wizards over any other race.
DD-Y This user believes the Dagor Dagorath is canonical.
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Ent This user believes the Entwives are lost forever.
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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
Gandalf to Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"

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About Me

I'm Mith and I'm a 28-year-old tolkienist/tolkienologist/Tolkien-enthusiast (whichever you like) from Sussex in the UK, and I am an administrator, community manager, and dates supervisor here on the Tolkien Gateway (TG). Formerly working in Westminster, I am now a communications consultant for FTSE 100 companies. I have been a member of this website and community for over ten years and although my contributions are only modest, I hope they go some way to making this wiki the best online Tolkien resource.

With regards to Tolkien, the areas which really interest me are: languages, Tengwar, genealogies, maps, calendars, and the history of the First Age. In fact, almost everything within the legendarium! Beyond TG, I am also the Chairman of The Tolkien Society hoping to modernise its image, events and functions and introduce as many people as possible to the professor's works.

The name Mith is a contraction of the name Mithrandir (the Sindarin name for Gandalf) which is the name I've used for myself on many Tolkien websites over the last sixteen years.

When I'm not here, I enjoy learning about everything in general (I'm a hoarder of useless information), but in particular I really like learning about language (in particular, English history, etymologies of words, etc.), politics (especially British government and politics), and British history. I'm also an avid fan of Nintendo, Lego, going to the cinema, and eating!

Current and Future Projects


Character: Gandalf (following very closely by Fingolfin)
Location: Gondolin (followed by Tirion)
Quote: see the top of the page
Book: The Book of Lost Tales Part One (forget, The Children of Húrin, this should be edited and released in a separate book)
Chapter: Not strictly chapters, but, the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta (in The Lord of the Rings I'm rather keen on "The Council of Elrond" and "The Grey Havens")
Era: First Age
Film Scenes: "The Council of Elrond", "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm" and "The Lighting of the Beacons"