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Any Tolkien fans here?

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?

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Iamgr8teful

Asked by Iamgr8teful at 2:46 PM on Jan. 6, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • LOTR, yes.
    dullscissors

    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.

    Mamaie

    Answer by Mamaie at 2:50 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • yep.. total geek here!
    MamaJasmine

    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:


    http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Main_Page

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:22 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • *raises hand* oooH OOOOOH I'm a fan!

    Just got through reading Father Christmas Letters to my baby boy.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 3:43 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Let's just say I have a tattoo in the Elvish language he created......
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:51 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • I'm a fan, though I need to really get back into it, lol. My husband and I used to write notes to each other in HS in those runes he uses (the Anglo Saxon kind, lol, not the elven kind). I'm aware of the symbolism and everything, but its been forever since I've read any of his work, so its kind of fuzzy to me anymore. I need to read it again. :)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:54 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • I love Tolkien =)
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 4:21 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • I LOVED the LOTR's books. The movies rocked also!
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:47 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Not all who wander are lost. I hated LOTR though.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:38 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

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