Tolkien’s Myth: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ideas of Fantasy and Fairy

On Fantasy Mention in a crowd of book-lovers that you think J.R.R. Tolkien is the greatest fantasy author to ever live, and you’ll likely be surprised at how little argument you...
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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...

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...

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...
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Tolkien’s Characters

by G. Russell Gaynor(a.k.a. Reiter)             My editor will tell you, my openings are most often a troublesome thing. But this one is pretty easy.             Tolkien....

Time and Distance in Lord of the Rings: Part One – The Hobbits

“One does not simply walk into Mordor.” Sean Bean as Boromir, in Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring (film) The famous line uttered by Sean Bean as Boromir has provided...

Who is Sauron? – Part One –

Suaron, the Black Lord, the Necromancer, the Eye – who or what is Sauron? Any readers of the Lord of the Rings will know generally what Sauron is. He’s the ruler...

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