20504Re: Tolkien, women, gender and brain-picking
- May 11, 2009---"Beregond, Anders Stenström" <beregond@...> wrote:
>Joseph Furolo wrote:On that subject, see also Yvette Kisor's short article with a long title in vol. 4 of _Tolkien Studies_: "'Elves (and Hobbits) always refer to the Sun as She': Some Notes on a Note in Tolkien's _The Lord of the Rings_".
>>Also the inversion of the 'traditional' male/female associations with sun and moon.
>Tolkien adheres to the Germanic tradition, with masculine Moon and feminine Sun (evident e.g. in German _der Mond_/_die Sonne_).
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