14581Re: [mythsoc] The people for the myth ?
- Apr 5, 2005Moreover, Tolkien's point was that the British (i.e., the Celtic
population of Britain) already HAD their own myths; it was the English
(proper) that were impoverished in this regard, and it was that lack
that he hoped (at one time) to fill.
On Apr 5, 2005, at 8:47 PM, Berni Phillips wrote:
> From: <jack@...>
>> Elizabeth is right. Tolkien was serious when he said he was a myth for
> England. Now we know
>> what Britian, but what is England? How is being ENglish different from
> being British?
> Isn't England a subset of Britain? So by writing for the English means
> you're not writing for the Celtic-origined Brits such as the Welsh and
> Scots. They have a different flavor, as it were.
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