David Callaway

Artists and Illustrations Included in This Record

Sarah Beach


Considers the question of where Gollum fits within the overall Christian framework of Middle-earth, and proposes that he is “an emblem of the internal dilemma faced by all creatures in a Christian-based cosmology [...] each must struggle with his own inherent evil.” Argues that Gollum, still retaining some goodness and potential after holding the Ring for 478 years, was a hero who consciously chose to destroy the Ring at the end.

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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien

Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021

Mythcon Conference

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