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
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.