Examines the importance and significance of character names in Tolkien’s First Age narratives, especially those of Túrin Turambar. Names are “capsule narratives” of character and background. Names also demonstrate social connections, and have a magical component.
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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022