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Athrabeth

Jude Vais & Stef Midlock

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Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.
 
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Citations Reis, Jacob Robert. Oath Formulas in the Poetic Edda. Master of Arts thesis for The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Germanic Studies. May 2017. URL: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/62667 (Accessed July 23, 2022) Spurr, John. A Profane History of Early Modern Oaths. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society …
 
Episode artwork by Angie Yvarra. Find Angie at inherentvicesquad.com Archive of Our Own website: https://archiveofourown.org/ Citations Castell, Daphne. Realms of Tolkien. New Worlds Magazine, November 1966. Fantastic Metropolis website, https://fantasticmetropolis.com/i/tolkien (Accessed July 1, 2022) Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Ed. Humphrey Carpen…
 
Citations: Eye of Melian is: Robin La Joy: Lyrics Martijn Westerholt: Songwriter Mikko P. Mustonen: Orchestral arrangements Johanna Kurkela: Vocalist Their debut album, titled Legends of Light, drops on June 21, 2022. The Bell (Released Deb 8, 2021, https://youtu.be/4r01-o_5bH4 ) Vita Nova (Released January 20, 2022, https://youtu.be/D6hFHuGH3RE ) …
 
Citations Chisholm, Chad (2019) "Saruman as ‘Sophist’ or Sophist Foil? Tolkien’s Wizards and the Ethics of Persuasion," Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 37 : No. 2 , Article 6.Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol37/iss2/6 Ruud, Jay (2010) "The Voice of Saruman: Wizards a…
 
Citations Tolkien Gateway entry for “Aman”, https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Aman, Accessed Feb 9, 2022 Tolkien Gateway entry for “Changing the World”, https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Changing_of_the_World, Accessed Feb 9, 2022 Tolkien Gateway entry for “Cuiviénen”, https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Cuivi%C3%A9nen, Accessed Feb 9, 2022 Tolkien Gateway…
 
Citations Amazon Studios website for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with press kit “assets” https://press.amazonstudios.com/us/en/original-series/the-lord-of-the-rings-amazon-original-series/1 Sophia Nomvete Instagram where you can hear her singing occasionally: sophianomvete_official Fellowship of Fans leaks: Twitter: @FellowshipFans fe…
 
Thank you to Don Marshall for being on our show! Don Marshall can be found at the following: TikTok: DonMarshall72 Twitter: @DonMarshall72 Instagram: @DonMarshall72 You Tube: DonMarshall72 Twitch: DonMashall72 Mech store: www.donmarshall72merch.com Cameo: DonMarshall72 “Reading and Explaining The Silmarillion (Anchor FM Podcast)” Don’s fellow “Tolk…
 
Sources: Rateliff, John D., The History of the Hobbit. E-book ed., HarperCollinsPublishers. Apple Books. Swank, Kris, The Hobbit and The Father Christmas Letters, Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 32 : No. 1 , Article 9. 2013 Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol32/iss1/9 …
 
Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson Citations Bellis, Joanna. The dregs of trembling, the draught of salvation: the dual symbolism of the cup in medieval literature. Journal of Medieval History, Volume 37, Issue 1, March 2011, Pages 47-61. Part of special issue “Feasts and Gifts of Food in Medieval Europe…
 
Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson Citations J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor" J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor" J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien …
 
The One Ring role playing game by Free League: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/ Cast: Lore Master: James Pierson Ozzie Oiolaire: Zeke Pease Iadar Listbalarion: Jude Vais Pumpkins Proudfoot: Stef Midlock Title music is “Lord of the Devil Rings” by Ponymusic, courtesy of Pond5 Soundscapes provided by Tabletop Audio, https://tab…
 
Citations Tolkien, J. R. R., The Nature of Middle-earth. Ed. Carl F Hostetter. HarperCollinsPublishers. 2021. Tolkien Gateway entry for “Carl F. Hostetter” (Accessed Sept 23, 2021) http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Carl_F._Hostetter Tolkien Gateway entry for “Elvish Linguistic Fellowship” (Accessed Sept 23, 2021) http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Elvish_…
 
Citations Translated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo. London:Allen & Unwin, 1975. (eBook published Nov 8, 2018) Alliance of Arda facebook page, Accessed September 6, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/allianceofarda Tolkien Gateway “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. http://tolkiengateway…
 
References Interested in Tolkien Studies? You too can end up with a bunch of weird theories about elf society! Check out Mythgard Institute: https://mythgard.org Sources Tolkien Gateway “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” Accessed March 10, 2020. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight_(edition) Wikipedia “Sir Gawain and the Gr…
 
Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson "The Sundering of the Elves" as mapped in the Silmarillion: https://i.imgur.com/uIVL8ws.png The Tolkien Society Seminar has posted the recording from their "Tolkien and Diversity" seminar to youtube, and you can find all the links on their site here: https://www.tolkien…
 
Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-society-summer-seminar/ Citations Books: Oluo, Ijeoma. 2019. So You Want to Talk about Race. Seattle, WA: Seal Press. Websites: The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone https://www.ramaytush.or…
 
Episode Notes Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/tolkien-society-summer-seminar/ Citations J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor" 2…
 
Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson Citations Tolkien, J. R. R., Carpenter, H., & Tolkien, C. The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1981. Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins, 1991. Tolkien, J. R. R. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Ed. Christopher Tolkien…
 
Today’s episode was produced by James Pierson. James can be found on titter @jpierson Citations Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins, 1991. Tolkien, J. R. R. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. New York: The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1988. Print. Part Three, Section 2 “Cirion and Eorl and the …
 
Today’s episode was produced by James Pierson. James can be found on titter @jpierson Citations Forchhammer, T. (2015). On Tolkien’s Notes on “Fate and Free Will”. Retrieved 2021, from http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/on-tolkiens-notes-on-fate-and-free-will/ Tolkien, J. (2009). Notes and Documents, Fate and Free Will (C. F. Hostetter, Ed.). Tolki…
 
Citations Tolkien, J.R.R. Morgoth’s Ring. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993. Larsen, Kristine. “The Power of Pity and Tears: The Evolution of Nienna in the Legendarium.” Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A. Donovan. Mythopoeic Press, 2015, pp. 189- 203 episode pr…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Citations e-Books Tolkien, J.R.R.- –. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins e-books –. The Hobbit. HarperCollins e-books –. The Unfinished Tales. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt –. The Silmarillion. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt –. The Tale of the Children of Húrin. Ed. Christopher To…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Sources - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "The Later Quenta Silmarillion", Part 2 The Second Phase IV "Later Versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel" - Walls-…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Tolkien Community The Alliance of Arda https://allianceofarda.org/ https://twitter.com/allianceofarda Oxonmoot Online https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-online/ Citations Michael Martinez, "What is the Literal Translation of Úlairi?" dated 15 August 2014, middle-earth.xenite.org H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Sources - H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin (letter 214) - http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1176-beyond-birthdays-letter-214.php (accessed 8/25/2020) - “Hobbits and Museums” by Sandra Bishop Source: Culna, Volume 2002, Issue 57, Dec 2002, p. 03 - 04 © Pub…
 
Episode Notes Join Athrabeth's Discord! Sources Elyanna's (@itariilles on twitter) post: https://itariilles.tumblr.com/post/621530027851415552/my-statement-on-tolkien-2019-it-has-been Research into Tolkien & Dungeons and Dragons: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2001/dec/14/lordoftherings.jrrtolkien http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2015/01/gam…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Sources - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion - Kane, Douglas C. (2008) "Reconstructing Arda: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor," Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 27 :…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Episode 23 mixed by James Pierson (@jpierson) Sources - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Appendix A “Gondor and the heirs of Anarion” - H. Carpenter and C. Tolkien (Eds.), The Letters of J. R. R. To…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Episode 22 art is by Amanda MacFarlane Instagram:@theanimatedlife Twitter: @theanimatedlife Check out her Patreon and Etsy store for more Tolkien goodness! References Interested in Tolkien Studies? You too can end up with a bunch of weird theories about elf society! Check out Mythgard Institute: https://mythgard.org Source…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! References Interested in Tolkien Studies? You too can end up with a bunch of weird theories about elf society! Check out Mythgard Institute: https://mythgard.org Sources - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix: The legend of the Awaking of the Quendi (Cuivi…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! Sources Tolkien, J.R.R., Letters from Father Christmas, edited by Baillie Tolkien, “eISBN 978-0-547-95190-4 v2.1216” (Accessed Nov 25, 2019). Fimi, Dimitra, “J.R.R. Tolkien’s Christmas letters to his children bring echoes of Middle-earth to the North Pole” December 21, 2017, from the website called “The Conversation”- http…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! References Map of Beleriand (drawn by Christopher Tolkien) Sources J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two. Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings: Chapter 5: The Lhammas” J.R.R. Tolkien, "Tengwesta Qenderinwa and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets Part 2", in Parma Eldala…
 
Join Athrabeth's Discord! References, Notes and Useful Links Brackmann, Rebecca. “‘Dwarves Are Not Heroes’: Antisemitism and The Dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien's Writing.” Mythlore, vol. 28, no. 3, 10 Apr. 2010. 109/110 Spring/Summer. https://dc.swosu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1172&context=mythlore Tolkien reciting namarie: https://www.youtube.com…
 
Sources Tolkien, J.R.R. ""Words of Joy": Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya. (Part One)" Ed. Patrick Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter. Vinyar Tengwar 43 (2002): 5­38. Print. Tolkien, J.R.R. ""Words of Joy": Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya. (Part Two)" Ed. Patrick Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter. Vinyar Tengwar 44 (2002): 5­20.…
 
This episode Jude and Stef talk to Dawn Walls-Thumma, founder of the Silmarillion Writers Guild and author of a fascinating survey on the culture and practices of the Tolkien Fanfiction community. Dawn's Socials Twitter: @DawnFelagund Silmarillion Writers Guild Dawn's Personal Page Show Notes Join Athrabeth's Discord! Works Referenced This Episode …
 
From the noble Mearas of the Rohirrim to the dark mounts of the Black Riders, we close out our Horsey series with some of the most notable steeds of Middle-earth Show Notes Join Athrabeth's Discord! Works Referenced This Episode Hrothgar's Horses: Feral or Thoroughbred? by Jennifer Neville “Hwær Cwom Mearh? The horse in Anglo-Saxon England” by Sara…
 
What started as a joke about ranking of all the horses of Middle-earth as a palate cleanser for Stef after so many episodes about souls and eschatology, has turned into two of our best episodes, courtesy of Stef's unbridled enthusiasm for hoses and Tolkien! Enjoy this first in our two part series on the Horses of Middle-earth! Show Notes Join Athra…
 
In the conclusion of first episodes on the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, we cover the second half of the conversation, discuss the Tale of Adanel, and give our final thoughts on this amazing piece. We also talk about our recent trip to New York to attend the Tolkien and Inspiration symposium at the Morgan Library! Show Notes Join Athrabeth's Discord…
 
Part 1 of our first foray into the work that gave our podcast its name, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth! We meet the our interlocutors and dive into this fascinating exploration of death, faith, and hope in Middle-earth. Show Notes Join Athrabeth's new Discord! Tolkien and Inspiration: A Multidisciplinary Symposium at the Morgan Library Works Reference…
 
Part 2 of our discussion of souls, eschatology, and the elven afterlife examines the properties inherent to fëa, including thought transmission, and then we discuss elven resurrection! Show Notes Join Athrabeth's new Discord! Tolkien and Inspiration: A Multidisciplinary Symposium at the Morgan Library Tensing the Copula by David Lewis, the philosop…
 
Part 1 of what is currently planned to be a 3 part discussion of souls, eschatology, and the elven afterlife, culminating in a discussion of our podcast's namesake essay, the Athrabeth! This episode we're laying the groundwork with a lot of terminology which Stef definitely enjoyed, and an overview of the various kinds of incarnates in middle-Earth…
 
The craftsmen, blacksmiths, and even celestial makers of Tolkien's middle-Earth frequently find themselves straying from the straight and narrow path laid out for them by Ilúvatar. In this episode we look at some examples of these makers to see what qualities they share that might account for their vulnerability, and how some are able to avoid it. …
 
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