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'''Legendarium''' is the term [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] used for his written works about the mythology of [[Eä]].  
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The '''legendarium''' is the entirety of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|J.R.R. Tolkien's]] works concerning his imagined world of [[Eä]].
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Tolkien himself used the term<ref>{{L|131}}.</ref><ref>{{L|153}}.</ref><ref>{{L|154}}.</ref><ref>{{L|163}}.</ref>, and also referred to his "'''mythology'''" in the same sense.<ref>{{L|19}}</ref><ref>{{L|180}}</ref><ref>{{L|229}}</ref>
  
 
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More of Tolkien's vision of his legendarium can be found in [[:CATEGORY:Interviews with J.R.R. Tolkien|interviews conducted with him]]. Hints of lesser value (i.e., hard to verify the authenticity), may also be found in [[Reminiscences of J.R.R. Tolkien|reminiscences]].
 
More of Tolkien's vision of his legendarium can be found in [[:CATEGORY:Interviews with J.R.R. Tolkien|interviews conducted with him]]. Hints of lesser value (i.e., hard to verify the authenticity), may also be found in [[Reminiscences of J.R.R. Tolkien|reminiscences]].
  
==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..."
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[[Letter 153]]: "...my legendarium, especially the '[[Downfall of Númenor]]' which lies immediately behind ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', is based on my view..."
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[[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..."
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[[Letter 163]]: "But the beginning of the legendarium, of which the [[The Lord of the Rings|Trilogy]] is part (the conclusion), was an attempt to reorganise some of the [[Kalevala]] ...."
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolkien's_legendarium "Tolkien's legendarium" on Wikipedia]
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The legendarium is the entirety of J.R.R. Tolkien's works concerning his imagined world of .

Tolkien himself used the term[1][2][3][4], and also referred to his "mythology" in the same sense.[5][6][7]

Contents

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

Other sources

More of Tolkien's vision of his legendarium can be found in interviews conducted with him. Hints of lesser value (i.e., hard to verify the authenticity), may also be found in reminiscences.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 131, (undated, written late 1951).
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 153, (dated September 1954).
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 154, (dated 25 September 1954).
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 163, (dated 7 June 1955).
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 19, (dated 16 December 1937)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 180, (dated 14 January 1956)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 229, (dated 23 February 1961)

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