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Tolkien's writings continue to inspire many diverse works of literature, film and music. He is considered one of the most important exponents of high fantasy.

Music: "China Roses" Artist: Enya Well, this is my fourth musicvideo about the LOTR elves.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy, awesomeness!

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings-Loved these books BEFORE they were cool.

Gray, William. Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth: Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, Macdonald and Hoffmann. Basingstoke [England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Print.

Interpreting Tolkien: this critical study argues that the 'high fantasy' tradition has transposed spiritual and moral values, once the prerogative of organized religion, into new myths.

Elves were originally thought of as ambivalent beings, but in later traditions became increasingly sinister. The Romanticist movement revived literary interest in folk beliefs and culture, and elves entered the 20th-century high fantasy genre in the wake of works published by authors such as Tolkien.

Elven Weapons and Armour

Elves were originally thought of as ambivalent beings, but in later traditions became increasingly sinister. The Romanticist movement revived literary interest in folk beliefs and culture, and elves entered the 20th-century high fantasy genre in the wake of works published by authors such as Tolkien.

Hailing from Russia, the deviantArt user SceithAilm has beautifully illustrated a series of tarot cards portraying different characters from the book-inspired movie, Lord of the Rings. Fans of this series will delight in seeing their favorite protagonists and antagonists interpreting different entities in a magical deck. Gandalf, Aragorn, Arwin, Sam, Pip, and Merry along with the other prominent cast are representing tarot roles which captures their personalities. The details and expressions…

'Lord of the Rings' characters illustrated as tarot cards

Tarot / Lord of the Rings - The High Priestess Frodo and Galadriel (by SceithAilm)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the creator of 'Middle-earth' and author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. (Tolkien in 1916)

Tolkien, English writer, poet & university professor, author of "The Hobbit" & "Lord of the Rings." He is here aged 24 in in military uniform, while serving in the British Army during World War I.

I've seen some quite bizarre Tolkien art, but these Byzantine style paintings are probably the most unusual yet.

Oath of Meriadoc to King Theoden - Tolkien fan art Byzantine style.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (1892-1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. (Tolkien designed dust jacket, 1937).

‘The Hobbit’ illustrated by Maurice Sendak? The 1960s masterpiece that could have been

The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from the shire who goes on the adventure of a lifetime. The Hobbit is less complicated and easier to read than the Lord of The Rings but still full of adventure, excitement and exploration.

The Lord of the Rings as a medieval manuscript, with the lettering in Elvish.

The Lord of the Rings as a medieval religious "Book of Hours", with the lettering in Elvish.

♫ Lord of the Rings - The Grace of Undómiel (with lyric)

The Beauty of God's creations Music: Bette Midler - From a distance (lyrics)

Depiction of Glorfindel's death in The Book of Lost Tales. Patrick Wynne used here a highly stylized approach to find a good way to echo visually the pseudo-archaic, mannered prose. There is also included a panel in Tegwar describing the scene in Quenya. (High Elvish)

Depiction of Glorfindel's death in The Book of Lost Tales. Patrick Wynne used…

Enya ~  "China Roses" passing of the Elves via Anna Pettersson YouTube

Tolkien's writings continue to inspire many diverse works of literature, film and music. He is considered one of the most important exponents of high fantasy.

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