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A Different Approach to Reading The Silmarillion

By Rob Bauer If you’re enough of a Tolkien fan to read The Silmarillion and visit a blog about Tolkienology, there’s probably not much I can write you haven’t read before when...

Middle Earth Dating Rules to Rule Them All

Middle Earth is full of war, bloodshed, and history, but what about love? Can you find love hiding somewhere between The Shire and Sauron’s Mordor? Or are you going to find...

The Five Wizards, Part Two

The Five Wizards, Part One - in case you missed it 🙂 Gandalf the Grey appeared in print for the first time on September 21, 1937. The Hobbit received high praise...

Critical Reviews of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Books, Part One: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring

A somewhat random thought occurred to me today – “I wonder what the critics thought of Tolkien’s books when they were first published?” A lengthy research dive later, and I’m happy to say, I’ve discovered some...

The Five Wizards

Origins Wizards, pointy hat and all, originated in some form long before Tolkien. Tolkien himself probably drew on old descriptions of the Norse god Odin, who unlike the modern Marvel rendition appeared most...
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