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Topic: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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Date: May 21, 2009
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

Has anyone read 'The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun'?  I just finished it and find it fascinatingly inter-twined with the 'Children of Hurin' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy.  Does anyone else feel the same or has anyone had the time or opportunity to exam the text?  What are your takes on the Eddaic and it's relation to Tolkien's original works?

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Tom Bombadil
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Lomoduin, the poeple in my Local Tolkien Society, called The Inklings, have discussed some of it, but I personally have not read it. I have started to work sincerely on my book. I am doing a lot of reading on Story Structure Architure. And am also starting on "The Magic Ring" the book that inspired Tolkien to write the Lord of the Rings. I don't see myself reading it right away. But I will buy it, since it was used in Tolkien's writings and will help me understand ME and the background of the characters better.

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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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What is the 'Magic Ring'? Is it a book and who is it by if it is a book?

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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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Just contacted our local book store and they didn't have any book in their pc system with the name "The Magic Ring". I will continue to search my resources, though.

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Tom Bombadil
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Lomoduin, the ISBN Number is 0-9777841-2-4 it's published by Valancourt Books.
This book was first written in 1820s. The Author was Baron de la Motte Fouqué. The English translation was done by Robert Pearse Gillies in 1825. The edition of this book has also a glossary of literary influences and references.


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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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Thanks Lady. That helps a lot. I really enjoyed reading The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun a lot more than I thought I would. I'm actually going to re-read it just to make sure I get all of it. I will look for the Magic Ring and we can compare notes.

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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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Wonder if Bear has read it yet...wasn't it released a few weeks back? Haven't got it myself.

-- Edited by Glorfindel1235 on Friday 22nd of May 2009 11:22:44 PM

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Tom Bombadil
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You are welcome Lomodium. It has the feel of a childrens tale. Straight forward. I am on chapter 5. The chapters are very short.

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