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Welcome to Arda

The Atlas of Middle-Earth, by Karen Wynn Fonstad – I’ve always enjoyed when books had maps in them, and while it took me a while to actually finish the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, I remember being fascinated by … Continue reading

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Notes from Middle-Earth

There can be no doubt that Middle-Earth is a very European fantasy land. It’s based primarily on European mythology, particularly Norse and Teutonic as viewed through the lens of old England. The name “Middle-Earth” comes from Midgard, the world of … Continue reading

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