Thranduil and the Fisher King: The Grail

Of all the characters in The Hobbit, I have been most interested to see what will be done with Thranduil. In an article in Empire Magazine, Lee Pace said that two inspirations for the character were Oberon and the Fisher … Continue reading

Creation of the Dwarves

It’s only fitting to celebrate the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by providing you with Tolkien’s source both for the nature of the Dwarves and their names: the Old Norse Poetic Edda. There are a couple different versions … Continue reading