19013Re: [mythsoc] Mystical Realms Newsletter for October, 2007
- Oct 13, 2007On Oct 4, 2007, at 5:48 AM, jef.murray wrote:
> Tolkien's Elves were immortal, and so they were, as such, naturalI have never heard this theory before, of the Elves being modeled on
> guardians of history and wisdom. But Tolkien modeled these mythical
> beings after the Benedictine monks of Europe. The western monastic
> tradition, which began with the Rule of St. Benedict, spread
> throughout Europe during the Dark Ages.
medieval Xian monks. Can you point me towards a source? I shd have
thought the Tuatha de Danaan a closer parallel than the Benedictines.
(sorry to be slow in responding, but I've been away in the Midwest
and am just starting to play catch-up on my email)
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