News for Apr. 19, 2003

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

4/19/03, 2:59 am EST - Demosthenes

This weekend, Hall of Fire focuses on one of Tolkien's more mysterious creations - the Druedain. If you're somewhat mystified as to who these people are, the name Ghan Buri Ghan (from Return of the King) may ring a few bells. Just what was Tolkien's inspiration for the creation of this "unlovely" and secretive people? A forest people with no writing system and "guttural languange", they seem uniquely placed among the Free Peoples of Middle Earth. [More]