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Tolkien's Cauldron: Northern Literature and The Lord of the Rings
(2000)
  • Gloriana St. Clair, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
Tolkien's Cauldron studies the sources of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was a scholar of Old Norse literature and much of his work in the Lord of the Rings is informed by his knowledge of old Norse mythology, Eddic poetry, and saga. Tolkien's use of these sources enriched this complex story of Middle-earth.
Keywords
  • J.R.R. Tolkien,
  • Lord of the Rings,
  • saga,
  • fate,
  • Njal's saga,
  • Beowulf,
  • Norse literature,
  • Icelandic literature,
  • Norse mythology,
  • mythology
Publication Date
Winter 2000
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Author
Publisher Statement
This book is copyright but is in open access and is free for all to read. Appropriate citation should be given.
Citation Information
Gloriana St. Clair. Tolkien's Cauldron: Northern Literature and The Lord of the Rings. Pittsburgh, Pa.(2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gloriana_stclair/17/