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'''Legendarium''' is the term [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used for his written works about the mythology of [[Eä]].  
 
'''Legendarium''' is the term [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used for his written works about the mythology of [[Eä]].  
  
==[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]==
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==Writings of the legendarium==
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Here follows a list of all published texts by Tolkien relating to [[Arda]]. For a discussion of the "canonical" status of the texts, consult the page ''[[Canon]]''.
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*Books
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**''[[The Hobbit]]'' (see also ''[[The History of the Hobbit]]'' and ''[[The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition|The Annotated Hobbit]]'')
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**''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (see also ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'')
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**''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]''
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**''[[The Road Goes Ever On (book)|The Road Goes Ever On]]''
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**''[[Bilbo's Last Song]]''
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**''[[The Silmarillion]]''
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**''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' (many of the letters discusses issues of the legendarium)
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**''[[The Monsters and the Critics|The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays]]'' (includes Elvish poems and glossary)
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*''[[Unfinished Tales]]''
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*''[[The History of Middle-earth]]''
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*Journals and other media
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**[[Vinyar Tengwar]] (various issues)
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**[[Parma Eldalamberon]] (various issues)
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==Legendarium: the concept==
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The term 'legendarium' can be found in several places in ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'':
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[[Letter 131]]: "This legendarium ends with a vision of the end of the world..."  
 
[[Letter 131]]: "This legendarium ends with a vision of the end of the world..."  
  

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Legendarium is the term Tolkien used for his written works about the mythology of .

Writings of the legendarium

Here follows a list of all published texts by Tolkien relating to Arda. For a discussion of the "canonical" status of the texts, consult the page Canon.

Legendarium: the concept

The term 'legendarium' can be found in several places in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien:

Letter 131: "This legendarium ends with a vision of the end of the world..."

Letter 153: "...my legendarium, especially the 'Downfall of Númenor' which lies immediately behind The Lord of the Rings, is based on my view..."

Letter 154: "Actually in the imagination of this story we are now living on a physically round Earth. But the whole 'legendarium' contains a transition from a flat world..."

Letter 163: "But the beginning of the legendarium, of which the Trilogy is part (the conclusion), was an attempt to reorganise some of the Kalevala ...."