4169Recent Suite101 Tolkien/Middle-earth articles
- Oct 31, 2001http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/tolkien
31 Oct 2001 Featured Article
Trick or treat? Spooky Middle-earth
J.R.R. Tolkien brushed most of the major Western holidays with his
imaginary history. It's a shame he passed over Halloween. Or did he?
26 Oct 2001
The Middle-earth Prophecies
An examination of the role prophecy plays in Middle-earth, and how
Tolkien distinguishes between true foretelling and forecasting, and
how prophecy may be a tool for compulsion.
19 Oct 2001
The Sauron Strategies: One war to win them all, except...
The second of a two essays examining the strategies Sauron employed
during the Second and Third Ages. Striving to be like Morgoth, Sauron
took on the world. Perhaps he bit off more than he could chew.
13 Oct 2001
The Sauron Strategies: Footsteps into failure
The first of two articles examining Sauron's strategies and
objectives. In the Second Age, Sauron proved to be flexible and
resilient, but he consistently underestimated his enemies' abilities
30 Sep 2001
Riding in carts with Hobbits
Tolkien's Hobbits bear some striking resemblances to the pre-Romanic
Celts who spread across ancient Europe.
24 Sep 2001
All the king's horses and all the king's men...
This is the third in a series of articles exploring previously
unpublished texts about Middle-earth. The 'Osanwe-kenta' text is
closely identified with J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Orcs' essay and 'Quendi and
Eldar'. But there may also be a connection with the much
later 'Shibboleth of Feanor'.
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