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Titill: 
  • Titill er á ensku Prophecies of Doom: J.R.R. Tolkien as a Translator of Old Myths into Modern Fantasy
Námsstig: 
  • Meistara
Leiðbeinandi: 
Útdráttur: 
  • Útdráttur er á ensku

    This Thesis studies the relationship between mythological elements in the Eddic Poem “Vǫluspá” and The Lord of the Rings “The Mirror of Galadriel” by exploring their contests of speech, narrative roles, and unique character traits. The main argument of this Comparative Literature Study is that J.R.R. Tolkien is a conscious translator of old myths into modern fantasy who reworks the conversation between Óðinn and the Vǫlva into the meeting of Frodo and Sam with Lady Galadriel. Both Prophetesses bestow prophetic visions of the world’s impending doom, with revelations of the æsir gods and the elves vanishing alongside their magical crafts, leaving Middle-Earth to be rebuilt under the dominion of men. These echoing elements present themes of fatalism and decadence in the Vǫlva’s verses and the Lady of Lórien’s mirror. Furthermore, these Prophetesses behold the decay and rebirth of the old mythical domain, illustrating an overarching narrative of ‘eucatastrophe’ in the cataclysmic end of Ragnarǫk and The War of the Ring through the finality of a resurrection. Overall, this research aims to analyze how the author reconstructs ‘The Nature of the Vǫlva, the Patriarch, and Prophecy,’ translating these mythological elements from Eddic Poetry by adapting them into a high fantasy novel.

Samþykkt: 
  • 5.9.2023
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/45712


Skrár
Skráarnafn Stærð AðgangurLýsingSkráartegund 
Prophecies of Doom.pdf552.11 kBOpinnHeildartextiPDFSkoða/Opna
Declaration Skemman.pdf302.92 kBLokaðurYfirlýsingPDF