Considers J.W. Gough’s book on the Mendip Hills mines (beginning in the Roman period) as a source for Tolkien’s depiction of Moria. Compares passages in Gould to descriptions of Moria, and suggests the Cornish miners as “loose historical equivalents” of Tolkien’s dwarves. Maps.
Ryan, J. S.
"The Mines of Mendip and of Moria,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 17
, Article 6.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol17/iss1/6
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