This is the second post on the tale of Túrin Turambar and Glorund the Dragon. The influences of legends and stories from the Nordic coutries are apparent. For comparison, look at the tale of Kullervo from the Kalevala (there is going to be a new Tolkien book on this august -2015) and the Völsunga saga (also see Tolkien's Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun).
This post concerns the tale of Túrin Turambar and Glorund the Dragon. This early version is the foundation for the text in Silmarillion, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Lays of Beleriand and ultimately the book Children of Húrin published in 2007. The story is mainly about Túrin, son of Úrin who is cursed by Melko and suffers a life where tragedy and grief hits him over and over again. In this post I will feature the first half of the plot and a list of characters and features to note (as always). I will save my comments for the second post.
This is the second post on the Tale of Tinúviel from the Book of Lost Tales part 2. This post contains the rest of the plot, more characters and features to note, and my comments on the chapter. This chapter contains the love story of Beren and Tinúviel that would develop into the tale about Beren and Luthien, which is one of the core tales of Tolkien's Middle-Earth. To read post one, click here.
The chapter begins with a Link to the Tale of Tinúviel in which the current state of Eriol's stay is made clear and he tells shorter tales of where he comes from. The main lovestory about Tinúviel and Beren is told by Vëannë and since it features ~40 pages this post will be split in half. My commentary will be provided in the second post and this one contains half the plot and a few features to note.
Favorite horse? Bill! Because I’m so glad he could come with the Hobbits and Strider from Bree and get better. If you could spend a day in Middle-earth, what would you want to do? I’d go join in listening to storytelling around a hearth where I could find it. Maybe in Meduseld or a camp … Continue reading Tolkien Questionaire (5/5)
Have you read the book? Yes, I don’t think I’d be able to answer some of the earlier questions if not! I think that I have read The Hobbit four times and The Lord of the Rings three times. I might have written about this in my “About the blogger” section? Have you ever had … Continue reading Tolkien Questionaire (4/5)
Here are the next answers to the Tolkien Questionaire that I am currently doing! The first two questions this time is really difficult for me because I have no memory for lines and quotes! I remember the overall big picture and various facts here and there, but exact phrasing, that’s difficult… So, I don’t think … Continue reading Tolkien Questionaire (3/5)
Here are my answers to the next ten questions! Who is your least favorite paring? (canon or non-canon) Going non-canon here: Sam and Frodo. Because the whole point is that it is about their resolute friendship and care for each other, their close relationship is not of a romantic nature. What unpopular opinion do you have … Continue reading Tolkien Questionaire (2/5)
Since I've just got about a few days to finish the book I'm reading before taking up The Book of Lost Tales part 2, I'm thinking that I will do like A Tolkienist's Perspective and answer these Tolkien related questions. I'll be featuring 10 questions for each posts. So there will be five of them. … Continue reading Tolkien Questionaire (1/5)