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Middle-earth and Midgard: the Viking Sagas in Tolkien’s Legendarium

The world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Arda, populated by Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits, and crawling with all manner of strange otherworldly creatures – trolls, wraiths, and goblins, to name a few – appears understandably alien to the modern-day reader. The… Continue Reading →

Tolkien’s English

The man behind The Lord of the Rings was a lord of invention. So where did he get his inspiration? Indeed, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, or J.R.R. Tolkien as he is more commonly known, is one of the most famous… Continue Reading →

Dagor Dagorath – the Last Battle of Arda: o reconstituire

Dagor Dagorath este „ultima bãtãlie a Ardei” – Apocalipsa din mitologia lui Tolkien. Un fan al lui J.R. Tolkien a încercat o reconstituire a bãtãliei, pornind de la o multitudine de scrieri disparate. E o întreprindere extrem de laborioasã și de pedantã…. Continue Reading →

J.R.R. Tolkien Reveals TRUE Meaning Of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ In Unearthed Audio Recording

Noble Smith, Huffington Post Over 20 years ago, a lost recording of J.R.R. Tolkien was discovered in a basement in Rotterdam, but the man who found it kept this important reel-to-reel tape hidden away. Until recently, only he had heard… Continue Reading →

Mordor, he wrote: how the Black Country inspired Tolkien’s badlands

A new show called The Making of Mordor claims the steelworks and blast furnaces of the West Midlands inspired The Lord of the Rings. So did Tolkien see orcs there too? Stuart Jeffries, a Dudley boy, reports Visions from the… Continue Reading →

Birth of a new world: the Tolkien poem that marks the genesis of Middle-earth

(The Guardian, sept. 24, 2014) – On this day in September 1914, as war broke out, Tolkien created the mythical land that led him to The Lord of the Rings. Here’s the story of the poem that changed his life… Continue Reading →

The Science of Middle-earth

The Science of Middle-earth Henry Gee Published by Jill Grinberg Literary Management. eBook for Amazon Kindle. Did Balrogs have wings? How do the palantíri work? Do Elves have pointy ears? Do Hobbits? These questions, and many others, are discussed wherever… Continue Reading →

Fiat and Doom, Mary and Frodo: Feast of the Annunciation and Destruction of the Ring

by David Russell Mosley Feast of the Annunciation On the Edge of Elfland Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. This is the day we commemorate and make present again that joyous moment… Continue Reading →

JRR Tolkien – The Adventures of Tom Bombadil [BBC radio drama]

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil – BBC radio drama

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