Consideration of Aragorn’s mythical role as rightful and sacrificial king in The Lord of the Rings. Using studies of the structure and function of kingship in folklore and mythology, presents instances of self-sacrifice in Aragorn’s story to show how he exemplifies ancient patterns of regenerative sacrifice.
Nikakis, Karen Simpson
"Sacral Kingship: Aragorn as the Rightful and Sacrificial King in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 26
, Article 6.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol26/iss1/6