I put this in the Religion section because of the allegory in Tolkien's mythology. I am reading The Silmarillion right now. I loved the first chapter where it described the music of the Anuir, and talked about Melkor (sp?) who created discord and some attuned their voices to his. I was also really struck by Tolkien's reference to death as a blessing, and the idea that the fear of death exists because evil took away the hope of something good after death.
Anyone else a big Tolkien fan or LOTR geek?
Answer by dullscissors at 2:48 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
I am watching LOTR right now actually! But, I have never read the Silmarillion, I will one of these days.
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Answer by MamaJasmine at 3:12 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Yes. He took most of his themes from the Eddas. You'll find most of what he used in Voluspa (the first book of the Elder Edda). People have written tons of books about which parts of Heathenry he referenced in his books. This site has a lot of it:
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