The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, XIV: The Hoard

The Hoard is a poem concerning the theme of greed. In the preface it is written that this poem was written in the Hobbits' Red Book and it depended 'on the lore of Rivendell, Elvish and Númenórean, concerning the heroic days at the end of the First Age". It is a revision of an earlier version called  Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden, published in 1923. 

Tolkien Week: Day 5 – Glaurung

Ok, so, I decided to step into the realm of bad guys and servants of Morgoth! Without further introduction (because it is late, and I am tired) I give you Glaurung! As you might know, Glaurung is a dragon, or fire-drake. He was the first of the dragons by Morgoth and also of high rank … Continue reading Tolkien Week: Day 5 – Glaurung

II: The Book of Lost Tales part 2, II: TURAMBAR AND THE FOALÓKË (1/2)

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.