103Foreshadowing of Christ (Re: "Átaremma" backgrou nd)
- Jul 14, 2002
> [It is not true, strictly speaking, that Jesus is not mentioned withinThank you, but I was completely aware of the foreshadowing of Christ in the
> the framework of Tolkien's mythology: the Trinity is clearly present in
> the _Qenya Lexicon_, and Christ is clearly foreshadowed in the _Athrabeth
> Finrod ah Andreth_. Moreover, the Holy Spirit, by the name of the Secret
> Flame / Fire, is prominently present throughout the mythology. Carl]
_Athrabeth_ and the Holy Spirit being the Secret Flame. Yet it is
not true, strictly speaking, that Jesus and Christianity are mentioned
within the framework of Tolkien's mythology: while the Trinity is
present in the _Qenya Lexicon_, and Christ is clearly foreshadowed in the
_Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth_, they are not actually _named_ anywhere.
I am not a master of English, so I am not always fully aware of all the
connotations of English words. I meant _mentioning_ as in the sense of
concrete _naming_. Is Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? I would say
yes and no. No, because he is not explicitly described anywhere. Yes,
because his future actions can be associated with desriptions of a coming
saviour. Exactly the same things can be said about Tolkien's mythology.
P.S. Is there/what is an/the internal background for _Qenya Lexicon_
provided by Tolkien? I wouldn't know it, since it is completely
unavailable to me.
Petri Tikka Helsinki, Finland