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Lord of the Rings is happening before our very eyes. The hobbit is about to come out of the shire, out of his hole thats hes been hiding in, #JFKJrLives is the ring bearer, #bilbobaggins, humble and in hiding.... Image
Smaug, the evil dragon represents the deep state, the Rothschild...
Smaug was taken down with one arrow by Bard, the archer, who is @realDonaldTrump. #Trump2020 has dismantled the dragon with one arrow in its weakest spot = child trafficking #SaveOurChildren ...
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#Hilo🧵Todavía siguen presentes aquellos momentos en los que les fui relatando a mis hijos y a mi esposa las muchas aventuras de la Tierra Media y los Hobbits. Soy John Ronald Reuel #Tolkien y hace 47 años dejé el plano terrenal, para legar al mundo mis historias. Image
🇿🇦Mi nacimiento ocurrió en 1892 en lo que hoy es Sudáfrica y que en esos años se conocía como el Estado de Orange, muy niño, en compañía de mi madre y mis hermanos viajamos a Inglaterra, mientras mi padre se dedicaba a la búsqueda de diamantes. Image
🙇‍♂️Mis posteriores años transcurrieron entre penurias económicas, mi interés por la filología, la lingüística y la literatura, mis años de maestro en Oxford y mi amistad con un gran imaginador de mundos alternos, C.S. Lewis, el autor de ‘Las crónicas de Narnia’. Image
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For @FolkloreThurs’s #wild men theme: in #Tolkien’s hapless Túrin Turambar 3 myths collide: Kullervo (Finnish), Sigurd (Old Norse) + Oedipus (Greek). Oedipus is important not only for the incest motif
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Art: @TedNasmith, Akseli Gallen-Kallela
but also because of his movement from wilderness to city. Abandoned as an infant in Mount Cithaeron (wilderness), Oedipus moves from Corinth (city), to the cross-roads (wilderness, where he unwittingly kills his father)...
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#FolkloreThursday @FolkloreThurs @TolkienSociety
to Thebes (city- where he unwittingly marries his mother), to self-exile in desolate spaces away from the city. He is the saviour, but also the destroyer of Thebes, via his patricide and incest. 3/6
@FolkloreThurs #FolkloreThursday @TolkienSociety
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I've been asked several times today to give my view on this so here it goes. First things first, there are links between Middle-earth and the history of Europe but not in any way this thread suggests. 1/13
@TolkienSociety @theoneringnet @JRRTolkien
There is no such quotation in Tolkien's published works - unless the author of this thread or the article they cite have access to unpublished letters/manuscripts by Tolkien (and permission to quote from them):

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No he didn't. He found lots of "old books" in several languages in the Bodleian, but this is hardly "the basement of the school's library" (which school, I wonder? and which library?)
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The claim that Tolkien's Ruling Ring was inspired by a ring at the Vyne in Hampshire and a curse-inscription at Lydney in Gloucestershire is doing the rounds yet again. It's tenuous, as I argue in THE WORLDS OF JRR TOLKIEN. Here's why…
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#Tolkien #FactCheck
Tolkien wrote a paper for the 1932 report on REM Wheeler’s excavations of Romano-British remains at Lydney, Gloucestershire. But Tolkien only dealt with one aspect of the curse tablet there, the divine name Nodens (on which he mostly summarises existing knowledge)…
His paper shows no sign that he considered the content of the tablets, and makes no reference to the curse or to the ring mentioned in it…
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Hoy un homenaje a uno de los grandes personajes del cine y literatura, el mago #Gandalf (Abro hilo)
@SoyTolkiendil
#Tolkien #LordOfTheRings #TheHobbit
Era Istari, espiritus Maia en forma de ancianos magos y con poco poder que vinieron alrededor del años 1000 T.E. para guiar pueblos libres en su lucha contra Sauron.
Los conocidos son 5 pero se dice que vinieron muchos en esa epoca para ayudar en contra del proximo ascenso del señor oscuro.
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“The Battle of Pelennor Fields” es mi linograbado más detallado y más grande.
Acabo de estampar el número 100 de la serie (de 150) y creo que puede ser momento de contar curiosidades y “secretos".
¿Os cuento cosas?
¿HILO?
¡Venga, hilo!
Por lo grande que es (la hoja completa mide 112 x 76 cm.) resulta muy difícil de estampar. En cada sesión que le dedico consigo hacer 5 ó 6. Casi siempre, tengo que tirar alguno que no sale como yo quiero.
Aquí podéis ver la plancha de impresión.
Hay versión en blanco y negro, versión en color y poster (las tres disponibles en tomashijo.com, por supuesto). Tardo un día entero en colorear un grabado así. A veces más. Utilizo acuarelas Daniel Smith y Winsor & Newton. Top quality. :)
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Pues con todo el revuelo que se ha formado en torno a la figura de #Tolkien en twitter, voy a aprovechar para hacer un hilo sobre determinados los 12 "hechos históricos" en los que Tolkien se “inspiró” para crear su obra, que no fueron pocos.
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Es un tanto sorprendente que Frodo, parte de la elite de la sociedad Hobbit, se encamine hacia la más peligrosa de las misiones y el tipo que lo acompañe sea su jardinero, que obviamente no va a podar petunias a Mordor, va de “sirviente” de su “señor Frodo”.
Puede parecer raro irte a la I Guerra Mundial con el sirviente, pero dentro del Ejército Británico era algo normal, aunque no era exactamente así, es decir, no es que los duques y condes se llevasen a su mayordomo y a su ama de llaves a pegar tiros a Flandes.
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The Fellowship of the Ring: Quarantine Edition. Made with LEGOs and random household objects. #LordOfTheRings #LOTR #Tolkien #lego #legos #Quarantine #stayhome
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Como parece que vamos a tener que estar un tiempo en casa, he pensado que es tiempo para un #hilodelibros. Cada día, un libro. #YoMeQuedoEnCasa Abro hilo:
Vamos a empezar con "Momentos Estelares de la Humanidad", de Stefan Zweig, una recopilación de catorce momentos estelares que pudieron cambiar para siempre el curso de la historia del hombre. Leer a Zweig en momentos de crisis siempre es una catarsis: unsecretogigantesco.com/momentos-estel…
2. Seguimos hoy con "Los hijos de Húrin", episodio póstumo de #Tolkien que editó su hijo Christopher. Un cuento oscuro y hermoso en el que Túrin, su protagonista, parece marcado por un destino y una tendencia al mal imposible de evitar. #YoMeQuedoEnCasa unsecretogigantesco.com/los-hijos-de-h…
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We have lost the greatest mind in the dynamic world of #Tolkien Scholarship. Like his Father he was an intellectual giant who poured his entire life into those monumental works.

Never was the adage more true: He was a GENTLEMAN and a SCHOLAR.

A memory.
#RIPChristopherTolkien
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Born in Leeds in late 1924 - he studied at the Dragon 🐉 School at an early age, connecting him later to his Father’s beloved Oxford. He served in the Royal Air Force; continuing a family legacy of military service. He is pictured twice here as the littlest one on the right.

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What an experience for him! Listening to his Dad spin marvelous stories of Bilbo, Thorin and Gandalf! 🧙🏼‍♂️

His teenage years enriched by giving feedback during the lengthy 15-16 years of writing #LOTR.

Can you imagine BEING THERE at his Father’s desk for that?! #GeekHeaven
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Christopher Tolkien, the third son and editor of much of his father JRR Tolkien's posthumously published work, passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 95 at the hospital in Draguignan, in the Var region of south-east France.

varmatin.com/culture/christ…
Tolkien once referred to his son as his "chief critic and collaborator", and named him his literary executor in his will. Tolkien organized the masses of his father's unpublished writings, some of them handwritten on odd scraps of paper a half-century earlier.
In the years following, Tolkien worked on the manuscripts and was able to produce an edition of The Silmarillion for publication in 1977; his assistant for part of this work was Guy Gavriel Kay who became a noted fantasy author himself.
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TOLKIEN E O OCIDENTE -- J.R.R. #Tolkien, o autor de "O Senhor dos Anéis" (SdA), voltará às telas por um novo seriado do grupo #Amazon, que pretende aproveitar o vazio deixado pelo fim de "Game of Thrones" (na verdade, #GoT já aproveitara o vazio anterior, deixado por SdA).
Isso nos dá ocasião de refletirmos um pouco sobre a obra de Tolkien e sua influência sobre o Ocidente. Por Tolkien não foi apenas o criador de uma "mitologia pop". Na verdade, o propósito do autor era bem mais ambicioso: criar uma mitologia propriamente ocidental e católica.
Tolkien é um dos autores do chamado "renascimento católico inglês", que conta também com o Cardeal Newman (canonizado no último 13/10/2019), Chesterton, Hillaire Belloc entre outros.
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🎧 Pour ceux qui les auraient ratés, petit récapitulatif des sorties d'épisodes de novembre ⬇
🎧 Épisode 33 - Abderrazak et le Livre de l'Echelle Mahomet (avec @ahalloumi), et avec la très belle illustration de Din financée grâce aux dons du Tipeee.
passionmedievistes.fr/episode-33-abd…
🎧 Hors-série 9 - #Tolkien et le #MoyenAge, avec comme invité Vincent Ferré, professeur et commissaire de l'exposition sur Tolkien actuellement à @laBnF (que je vous conseille vivement).
passionmedievistes.fr/tolkien-et-moy…
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bien en ratin sale #hilo dedicado a los #kumpas
Ayer un #K me dijo maleducada, intolerante x q en un twit los había llamado #orcos
Por eso voy a explicarles a los #kumpas el x q del mote.
Los orcos o trasgos de J. R. R. #Tolkien son una raza fantástica de criaturas usadas como soldados y secuaces por los grandes #villanos de El Silmarillion y El Señor de los Anillos: Melkor, Sauron y Saruman,
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THREAD for @FolkloreThurs’s #Underworld + #underground theme: Katabasis (descent to an underworld) is common in classical myth + lit, e.g. Odysseus, Aeneas, and Orpheus visit the Underworld. But this mythological theme is also prominent in fantasy literature:
#FolkloreThursday
Examples: in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Farthest Shore, Ged + Arran journey to the Dry Land of the dead to discover why magic is “thinning” in Earthsea. Resisting the desire for immortality (or rather serial longevity) is key in Le Guin’s mythos.
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In @PhilipPullman’s The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and Will have their own katabasis and “harrowing of hell” (alternative to the Christian one) too. This visit will determine their fate and that of their worlds!
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On my way to this year's #Tolkien Seminar of @GermanTolkSoc at the @UniJena!

Makes me proud to see what we've achieved in 20+ years of volunteer work.

First TS to offer a bursary for ECRs in Tolkien studies, e.g. Hither Shore, our yearbook, has been published since 2005...
Some impressions from early Friday morning Jena.

The city centre is an eclectic mix of old and modern industry, the university campus, shopping malls, medieval roots and GDR remnants.

Pretty cool mix, by the way. Goethe Galerie, Jena
Quick coffee read.

#Tolkien
#TomShippey
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Mmmmh...
Supongo que recordaréis que en #Naukas19 yo hablé de #Tolkien, seguí con su vecino Schrödinger y di unas pocas vueltas hasta llegar otra vez a Tolkien.

eitb.eus/es/divulgacion…
Pero estaba pensando... ¿se podría cerrar el "ovillo" hablando de otro vecino?
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Well, here we are - and thanks to everyone who has kept his/her fingers crossed for me yesterday :D

Yes, there were quite a few critical questions on @LOTRonPrime!

#Tolkien

But see for yourself :
@LOTRonPrime FYI:

The questions started with this article at the Guardian which was - unfortunately - rather faulty and got quite a few of the basics wrong.

For example: @LOTRonPrime is NOT "multi-series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (...)" ;)

theguardian.com/books/2019/aug…
@LOTRonPrime It is much better to go to the actual source which - I am proud to say as the founder of it - is the @GermanTolkSoc:

tolkiengesellschaft.de/30918/exklusiv…
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#FolkloreThursday In the 1850s Michael Aislabie Denham collected a vast amount of folklore of the north of England, known as The Denham Tracts, including a list of supernatural creatures with which in earlier times "the whole earth was so overrun." This is his list.
ghosts, boggles, bloody-bones, spirits, demons, ignis fatui, brownies, bugbears, black dogs, spectres, shellycoats, scarecrows, witches, wizards, barguests, Robin-Goodfellows, hags, night-bats, scrags, breaknecks, fantasms, hobgoblins, hobhoulards, boggy-boes, dobbies,
hob-thrusts, fetches, kelpies, warlocks, mock-beggars, mum-pokers, Jemmy-burties, urchins, satyrs, pans, fauns, sirens, tritons, centaurs, calcars, nymphs, imps, incubusses, spoorns, men-in-the-oak, hell-wains, fire-drakes, kit-a-can-sticks, Tom-tumblers, melch-dicks, larrs,
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For the past week or so, I have been searching through the History of Middle Earth for more information about Balrogs. Specifically, I want to know what they look like. The description in the Lord of the Rings is pretty vague #Tolkien #ClassicsTwitter (1/x)
In The Fellowship of the Ring, the Balrog is described as “a dark form, of man-shape maybe, yet greater” (321). And yet this creature has some animalistic traits, including a “streaming mane” (321)...so, pretty vague. #Tolkien #ClassicsTwitter (2/x)
I am especially curious as to whether a Balrog could resemble a bull in any way--the depiction in the movies with the tail and the horns definitely suggests it (see pic below) and Balrog kind of sounds like bull... #Tolkien #ClassicsTwitter (3/x)
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Hoy ha surgido una pregunta sobre el nombre del caballo de #Aragorn. Nos ha hecho recordar los #Tolkienfacts que hicimos hace mucho tiempo sobre tan nobles animales en la #TierraMedia, así que queremos revivirlos.
Por cierto, el de Aragorn se llama Roheryn.
ABRIMOS HILO ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
"Los caballos que montaban [los montaraces] eran vigorosos y de estampa arrogante, pero hirsutos de crines; y uno de ellos no tenía jinete: el corcel de #Aragorn, que habían traido del Norte, y que respondía al nombre de Roheryn" (LSDLA, libro V) #Tolkienfacts
Obtenemos más información sobre Roheryn, el caballo de #Aragorn, en el apéndice sobre #Quenya y #Sindarin de El #silmarillion, donde se nos indica que significa 'Caballo de la señora', ya que se trata de un regalo de la Dama #Arwen.
Despejadas las dudas vamos con el #Tolkienfacts
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