Applies folk-tale analysis tools to the climactic Mount Doom scene of The Lord of the Rings, finding intriguing roots in the “ogre blinded” motif most familiar to readers from the Polyphemos episode of The Odyssey.
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Mythcon 51: A VIRTUAL “HALFLING” MYTHCON
July 31 - August 1, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday)
Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022