rticles and essays
- What to make of this Hobbit, or a short sketch on a philologist's joke - Maria Blaszkiewicz
The Author looks at a possible intention behind the writing of The Hobbit and at how P. Jackson missed the joke.
- Gil-galad - a paternity case - Barbara Cecylia 'Mara' Liwo
The article gives an overview of J.R.R. Tolkien's many concepts about Gil-galad's parentage seen in the light of The Lord of The Rings, plus a couple of thoughts about his late writings in general, and how they stand in relation to the rest of the legendarium. The article defends the choice made by C. Tolkien in The Silmarillion.
- "Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky..." The symbolism of the jewels set in the Elven Rings of Power - Renata Lesniakiewicz-Drzymala
The text concerns the question of the symbolic features of the precious stones that the elven rings were adorned with. It presents the ancient and medieval symbolism of the diamond, sapphire and ruby and analyses the connection between this symbolism and the powers ascribed to each of the Three.
- In the forge of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination - Anna Adamczyk- Sliwinska 'Nifrodel'
The article shows the Professor as a creator drawing on many sources of inspiration. Literature and languages have been discussed extensively, but equally important are Tolkien's relations with the people close to him, that were the source of his reflections, selfless behaviour and the driving force of his creative writing.
- A few words on the construction of "The Silmarillion" or what "The Silmarillion" looks like, what it can look like and what it should look like - Michal Lesniewski 'M.L.'
The Author discusses the possibilities of reconstructing "The Silmarillion" on the basis of the available sources.
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