Archive for Ноябрь, 2007

Ноябрь 19th, 2007

Orngaladion

Of all the things dear to the Elves in their beloved Arda, only the stars they loved more than the trees, or perhaps just as much. And may be the Old Norse myth of Askr and Embla is a distant echo of that elvish love in our lore, a remembrance of the past contacts of men with Sindar and Eldar. The story of creation of the first human pair out of trees – the man from an ash and the woman from an elm – besides conveying the feeling that trees are “important” and remarkable, is also reminiscent of the way Elves distinguished between two major kinds of trees, as far as we can judge by their language, that magic mirror of their thought and culture.

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Ноябрь 19th, 2007

Эльфийские традиции в прокоммунистической книге Кристинна Е. Андрессона «Современная исландская литература» 1918-1948

Глядя на Исландию извне, из широкого мира, Лакснесс видит ее так: «Народ спал среди скал, в окружении сверхъестественных существ и эльфов… »

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