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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Tolkien's Landscapes 4: 'Mirkwood' ~ pictures by Tolkien, poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2013.07.12 at 16:11

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-27 20:35 (UTC) (Link)
Elsa and Charles send Saki greetings!

You know, those really are tremendous mushrooms. I thought the elf characters looked awfully small, looking at the picture, but I ascribed it to the great size of the tree roots. But your comment prompts me to think it's the mushrooms that make the elves look so tiny, now that my attention is drawn to them. They're whoppers! I wonder if in 1927-28, the year when the picture was made, Tolkien still thought of the elves were as diminutive? His very early pieces depicted elves as small, as was then the traditional portrayal. But, no, of course not. Even the earliest versions of the Silmarillion stories were peopled by elves and humans that shared the same [basic] stature.

I guess they're just giant mushrooms! :)

Edited at 2013-07-27 08:36 pm (UTC)
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