#36—“Helm’s Deep”


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By Richard Hronek, Christopher Stohs, Nathan Germain, and Matthew Boutilier. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

One epic battle scene for the Two Towers film, but just another day at the office for the Tolkien Heads. We look at the Battle of the Hornburg from every angle, including the topography of Helm’s Deep and the surrounding area. Host Nathan even attempts to teach us what a coomb is.

Among other topics, we explore this chapter’s bizarre preoccupation with sea imagery. Our lectio section examines the exact moment when the tide of battle turns.

The image referred to in the episode, from Karen Wynn Fonstad’s Atlas of Middle-earth:



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