This discussion forum is hosted by the UNM Hobbit Society at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. The purpose of our group is to meet and associate with others interested in Tolkien, and to learn more about the author, his written works, and his sources through discussion, guest lectures and academically-oriented activities. This blog is intended to expand discussion among UNM Hobbit Society members beyond what meeting times allow.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tolkein's silmilerian exemplifies many of the myth motifs. Some common one is a hierarchy of gods, specialized areas for each god, rebellion, and creation of the earth from the bodies of fallen gods.