Thranduil and the Fisher King: Thorin and Perceval?

If Thranduil is the Fisher King and the Arkenstone is the Grail, that would make Thorin Perceval. It could work. The Grail quest is of a story type called “Frustrated Redemption,” characterized by “the presence of two protagonists: a youth … 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