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Legendarium

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'''Legendarium''' is the term [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] used for his written works about the mythology of [[Eä]].  
 
'''Legendarium''' is the term [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] used for his written works about the mythology of [[Eä]].  
  
==Writings of the legendarium==
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==Published works by Tolkien on his legendarium==
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===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]]''.
 
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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**''[[Unfinished Tales]]''
 
**''[[Unfinished Tales]]''
 
**''[[The History of Middle-earth]]''
 
**''[[The History of Middle-earth]]''
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**''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator]]'' (includes fragments of unpublished writings)
  
 
*Journals and other media
 
*Journals and other media
**[[Vinyar Tengwar]] (various issues)
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**''[[Vinyar Tengwar]]'' (various issues)
**[[Parma Eldalamberon]] (various issues)
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**''[[Parma Eldalamberon]]'' (various issues)
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===Pictures of the legendarium===
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*''[[Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien]]''
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*''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator]]''
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*''[[Roverandom]]'' (includes a piece of [[Valmaric script]])
  
 
==Legendarium: the concept==
 
==Legendarium: the concept==

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

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Published works by Tolkien on his legendarium

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.

Pictures of the legendarium

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 ...."

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