Compares aspects of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings to The Mythological Cycle of Irish literature, specifically the Book of Invasions. Claims the history of the Eldar shows “a similarity to Irish sources much closer and more extensive than any critic has heretofore remarked.”
Gillespie, Gerald V.
"The Irish Mythological Cycle and Tolkien's Eldar,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol8/iss4/3
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021