Consideration of Aragorn’s mythical role as rightful and sacrificial king in The Lord of the Rings. Using studies of the structure and function of kingship in folklore and mythology, presents instances of self-sacrifice in Aragorn’s story to show how he exemplifies ancient patterns of regenerative sacrifice.
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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022