Riddles, Runes and Icelandic Dwarves: The Hobbit and Norse Mythology
Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Wade Center
For the second printing of The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien insisted that the cover blurb be altered to include this line:
"The Hobbit has riddles, runes, and Icelandic dwarves; and though its world of magic and mythology is its own, a new land of lore, it has the atmosphere of the ancient North."
Norse mythologist Dr. Karl Seigfried's multimedia presentation will show how The Hobbit leads readers on a tour through the age of Northern European myths and legends with Bilbo Baggins as an anachronistic stand-in for the person of today. We will uncover The Hobbit 's mythic sources for the wonderful prose and poetry of the past that Tolkien himself so greatly loved.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society
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