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Dragons in Middle-earth

“Never laugh at live dragons…” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit “The bells were ringing in the dale And men looked up with faces pale; The dragon’s ire more fierce...

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“And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the...

Tolkien’s Cosmology and the Afterlife Part II

In Tolkien’s Cosmology and the Afterlife Part I, we discussed the destinies of the Ainur, Valar, Maiar, and the Children of Illuvatar. In Part...

Biblical Redemptive Themes in Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece of modern literature. While it is well-documented that he was not trying to write a Christian...

In Defense of Gil-Galad

Gil-galad, the Elven King As Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, and Strider look out from the peaks of Weathertop while being pursued by the Black Riders,...

On Being-Essential: The Flame Imperishable

In the school of classical metaphysics, it is taught that the creator gives being to the creature in a similar way to how a...

The Rise of Angband: The Fell Beasts of Melkor

During the Third Age, many beasts roamed Middle Earth, primarily the Orcs that make up the main armies of Sauron, led by his servant,...

Spiders in Middle-earth

In a ravine she lived, and took shape as a spider of monstrous form, weaving her black webs in a cleft of the mountains....

Tolkien’s Cosmology and the Afterlife: Part I

Astute readers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Arda mythology will have noticed a complex cosmology emerging through Tolkien’s writing: an all-powerful, uncreated and transcendent God known...

Concerning new ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies Set at Warner Bros

As reported in Variety new films based on the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit Books are being developed. This naturally is a concern...

New Lord of the Rings Movies Coming Up

Fresh details surrounding new movies based on Tolkien’s most notable work, The Lord of the Rings broke Thursday, February 23rd. The Embracer subsidiary, Freemode...

Gollum’s Memoirs: The Chief Hero Who Destroyed the Ring

„In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit“. Well, I'm one of them and I'm sharing with you my life story. I'm the...

Tolkien’s Universe: Facing Your Own Soul in the Battle of Light and Darkness on ‘Real Earth.’

“All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others”. The Silmarillion. The creativity in the construct of the fantasy genre holds...

The Silmarillion Summary

The story starts with Iluvatars creation of spirits, who had less power than him. These spirits he named Ainur, which means  «Holy Ones». Iluvatar taught...

Vikings in Middle-Earth

The Norse and Germanic influences that Tolkien applies in his legendarium is finely interwoven to create a rich fantasy world. A world that is...

Recap and Review: The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey Extended Edition

Twenty years ago, Peter Jackson gained worldwide acclaim after finishing off his magnum opus, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. In simple terms it...

The Supernatural Reality Within the Realm of Middle Earth

Hello to all those of Middle Earth, my name is Joshua Griffith and I’m a Cherokee storyteller and supernatural horror author. My body of...

Tolkienology’s 4th Anniversary: An Introspection

It was February 3rd 2019 when I came up with Tolkienology on Facebook. It certainly seemed like one more attempt to make myself feel...

The Dwarf-Elf Conflict from The Silmarillion to The Rings of Power

If you have kept up with Amazon’s The Rings of Power, you are well aware of the arrangement between the elves of Eregion and...
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