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Authors

Paula Marmor

Artists and Illustrations Included in This Record

First Artist
Paula Marmor
Fourth Illustration
"Gil-Galad"

Second Artist
Tim Kirk
Sixth Illustration
"The Hobbit as a 1935 Max Fleischer Cartoon"

Abstract

Traces roots and characteristics of several of Tolkien’s characters in religious systems and symbols. Argues that “the bearers of the three Elven rings—Galadriel, Elrond, and Gandalf [...] as well as the older bearers Gil-galad and Círdan—[are] archetypal figures of a Moon-Water Goddess, a Sky-Air-Thunder God, and a Sun-Fire God.”

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