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ERIC Number: EJ583557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Tolkien's Creation Myth in "The Silmarillion"--Northern or Not?
Gough, John
Children's Literature in Education, v30 n1 p1-8 Mar 1999
Notes that J.R.R. Tolkien's work is commonly supposed to be greatly influenced by Norse mythology and legend. Compares Tolkien's account of the creation of Middle Earth to the Norse myth of Yggdrasil. Concludes that Tolkien took qualities of language, a code of bravery and honor, and many incidental Norse details and absorbed them into a very different world. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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