Tag: Tolkien

  • Theoden and the Wraith: Looking Along Death and Immortality

    Death and Immortality: two words that men contemplate, and shudder. Yet, these two words have occupied the imagination of men since, at least, the epoch of flickering fables orated around fires in Bedouin camps of contemporary man’s long dead ancestors. From The Epic of Gilgamesh and Moses’ Torah to the Bhagavad Gita, from Homer’s Iliad […]

  • Eärendil: Starlight in the Night

    In a hole in the ground there laid an Englishman. Not a nice Hobbit-hole filled with good company, butter, and bread. But a nasty, dirty hole filled with disease and memories of the dead.   In the darkened pit, beneath the Somme, he began To think, to look, to pen great wonders beyond men. Far […]