Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tolkien The Master: Megaloceros Giganteus in The Hobbit
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Tolkien’s stories amalgamate the lore of the West in an amazing and powerful mix.

None so strong as the subtle portrayal of creatures that shared our world but now are gone.

Jackson’s, Megaloceros giganteus or the extinct Irish Elk, was the animal on which The King of the Wood Elves rode in The Hobbit. He was also known as The Stag of the Hunt and is my Avatar on ETSY... He has graced my mantle for a decade.

We knew them. The Cave Painters of Lascaux illustrated them in the most striking way…

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Deep time: Tolkien understood it and his personal letters describe his efforts to retell the story of the west in deep prehistory.

An Imaginarium Forge Library recommended title:

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion,
a definitive source for detailed study of JRRT’s sources of inspiration and still available.

The Stag of the Hunt Mantle

A few of my favorite LOTR lore castings & why LOTR has such power:
Théoden’s end before the walls of Minas Tirith? Theodoric King of the Visigoths, defeater of Atilla died in 451 trampled by his own horse and men.
Treebeard the Ent and the deep lore associated with Tree Spirits in Western and Northern Europe…The original inspiration for hundreds of my woodcarvings.
Trolls under a bridge? Our extinct and silent relatives, the Neanderthals’
Memory of a Thousand Seasons

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