Notes Tolkien’s admiration for the literature and myth of the pagan North. Discusses how the concepts of loyalty to lord, battle-ethic, wyrd and free will appear in Arda, but transmuted by Tolkien’s Christian viewpoint.
Deyo, Steven Mark
"Wyrd and Will: Fate, Fatalism, and Free Will in The Northern Elegy and J.R.R. Tolkien,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 14
, Article 11.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol14/iss3/11
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
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