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jay p blog 02/28/24

I am almost done with “The Return of the King” during my slow-read of all of Tolkien’s Middle Earth works.

There seems to be a lot of Catholic imagery in the LOTR trilogy-proper: Lembas, Galadriel, The One Ring as sin itself.

Here is someone reciting a decade of the Rosary in “Elvish”. This is not fan fiction: Tolkien himself translated these specific prayers in letters to his son Christopher. The person praying is just reading Tolkien’s actual words.