Notes parallels between women characters in Homer’s Odyssey and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, especially Circe, Calypso, and Galadriel. All assist the hero and give gifts which allow him to defeat female monsters such as the Sirens and Shelob.
"Breastplates of Silk: Homeric Women in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 21
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol21/iss3/4
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