Investigates name magic associated with evil characters in Tolkien and Rowling, such as acts of naming and self-naming, avoidance terms, and the use of true names. Describes the naming plots associated with Melkor/Morgoth, Sauron, Saruman, and Voldemort.
Croft, Janet Brennan
"Naming the Evil One: Onomastic Strategies in Tolkien and Rowling,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 28
, Article 10.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol28/iss1/10
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