This short poem is described as having been written into the marigins of the Red Book. It is supposed to depict a hobbit's idea of what an elf-maiden is. A precursor of the poem, called The Princess Ni, was published in the collection Leeds University Verse 1914-24.
Since I saw that fellow blogger James at A Tolkienist's Perspective had answered these questions put forward by this blog, I decided to have a go at answering them as well! 1. What draws you to Tolkien's stories? (The characters, the quests, the themes, the worlds, etc.) What caught me the first readings is the … Continue reading Tolkien week: Day 3 – Middle-earth Questionaire
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 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)
This passage is basically the first part of the creation myth that Tolkien designed for the world he wrote about. It tells about how Ilúvatar sang the Ainur into being and how the world and elements became real. The story mainly deals with Ilúvatar's vision and design of the world - through music.
The first part of the chapter "The Music of the Ainur" consists of a text which picks up from where the "Cottage of Lost Play" ended. It mainly describes a meeting between Eriol and aged Rúmil who dwells at the cottage and cares for the garden. This part forms a link between the "Cottage of Lost Play" and the tale of "The Music of the Ainur".
"The Cottage of Lost Play" is the first chapter in The Book of Lost Tales part 1. It forms a framework narrative in which the other tales of the two books are told. The chapter features Eriol, a mariner, who finds himself on an island where he encounter elves who tell him tales of their history and the world .
The Book of Lost Tales is the first two books of the 12 volume collection of The History of Middle Earth. This is a compilation of material written by J.R.R. Tolkien put together by Christopher Tolkien.
I have started this blog in order to have a more engaging and active read through of Tolkien's The History of Middle Earth.