Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings

Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings

Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, on a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story, and explore Middle-earth through the magical game-world of Lord of the Rings Online.

Episodes

June 10, 2021 129 min
06/01/2021, ELOTR Episode 189: Council of Elrond Session 65 Our schedule for Mythmoot 2021 is live. It will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/ In which by Frod...
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06/01/2021 Episode 188: Council of Elrond Session 64 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/ In which the noon bell finally rings but the council...
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Episode 187: Council of Elrond Session 63 Announcements: A new Mythgard book discussion is coming up! Moon is a Harsh Mistress will be every Wednesday night now! Sign up here: https://mythgard.org/academy/the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress/ Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates ...
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May 21, 2021 131 min
05/18/2021 Episode 186: Council of Elrond Session 62 A new Mythgard book discussion is coming up! You can sign up for our newest offering: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress here: https://mythgard.org/academy/the-moon... Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Regi...
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May 21, 2021 133 min
05/11/2021 Episode 185: Council of Elrond Session 61 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/ In which we discuss how the 3 Elven rings are actual...
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But what about those Elf Rings? What are they good for?
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04/20/2021 Episode 183: Council of Elrond Session 59 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/​ In which Boromir is rebuked but then assured that h...
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April 16, 2021 132 min
04/13/2021 Episode 182: Council of Elrond Session 58 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/ In which we discuss the “Orc Problem.” Boromir and Elrond face off concerning the bravery of men and elves. Boromir then takes a poke at Aragorn’s role i...
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April 16, 2021 125 min
04/06/2021 Episode 181: Council of Elrond Session 57 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. Dates are June 24-27! Registration updates are coming this week hopefully, so stay tuned for more info. In which Elrond explains why using the ring is a bad idea. What are the dynamics of ring ownership? Is the nature of the ring that of a tool or an entity? How then does it work on other...
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April 3, 2021 145 min
Tonight we will look at the logic underlying the suggestions of various (Elvish) Council members.
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April 3, 2021 125 min
03/30/2021 Episode 180: Council of Elrond Session 56 Mythmoot will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. Dates are June 24-27! Registration updates are pending, so stay tuned for more info. In which a decidedly unelven plan to unmake the ring is proposed by Elrond. Did Elrond always want to destroy the ring after it was taken by Isildur? Boromir has a moment with his horn before asking why the co...
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In which Elrond finally lays down some counsel which is at least 45% stronger than the average Morgul spell.
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March 13, 2021 129 min
03/09/2021 177: Council of Elrond Session 53 Mythmoot will be June 24-27! Registration for our annual literary conference is now open. For information registration and a list of guests visit https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/​ In which we consider why the Valar refuse to help/take the ring. Were the 3 elven rings a mistake? A discussion on how the Valar work and the role of provenance. Is Glorfindel bringing up hypothetical tal...
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March 6, 2021 138 min
03/02/2021 176: Council of Elrond Session 52 Mythmoot will be June 24-27! Registration for our annual literary conference is now open. For information registration and a list of guests visit https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/​ In which Glorfindel points out that hiding the ring only delays the inevitable, even if Bombadil could be trusted with the task. Galdor agrees and adds that no one in Middle Earth has the strength and wil...
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February 27, 2021 127 min
ELOTR 175: Council of Elrond Session 51 Mythmoot will be June 24-27! Registration for our annual literary conference is now open. For information registration and a list of guests visit https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/​ In which we discuss what the “change of days,” is for Tom Bombadil. Chief Councilor, Erestor has a suggestion about leaving The Ring with Tom. Gandalf says it’s a bad idea, but would that actually be the case?...
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174: Council of Elrond Session 50 Mythmoot will be June 24-27! Stay tuned for future announcements on registration and presenters and check out the link: https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/​ In which we backtrack to Gandalf’s description of his relationship with Shadowfax. As his narrative come to an end, Gandalf announces that “The Tale is told from first to last.” Again, we’re reminded that the hand of Fate and Providence is a...
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173: Council of Elrond Session 49 02/02/21 TexMoot online is coming up! Check out https://signumuniversity.org/event/te...​ for details! In which we break down Gandalf’s path post-Weathertop back to Rivendell. Was it a wild-goose chase into the Ettenmoores? What did he hope to accomplish and what of the riders? Providence, doublespeak and more as Gandalf finishes his narrative. Why did Gandalf keep this long narrative until the Cou...
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172: Council of Elrond Session 48 01/26 TexMoot online is coming up! Check out https://signumuniversity.org/event/te...​ for details! In which Gandalf recounts the Nazguul’s infiltration of Bree, and their “starting lineup” and travel itinerary. We debate the Nazguul’s “Plan Bree” and their ultimate goal, Gandalf’s wild ride to Weathertop and The Witch King’s perspective of Frodo’s flight to Rivendell. Also, how unlucky are the Na...
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171: Council of Elrond Session 47 01/19 TexMoot online is coming up! Check out https://signumuniversity.org/event/te... for details! We’ve also launched our Signum Clubs program for kids! https://signumuniversity.org/academy/ In which we discuss the evolution of Butterburr’s name, and we learn the fate of the forgetful innkeeper. The nature of Gandalf’s blessing that made his beer fit for a King. And we contemplate Aragorn’s alter-...
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Tonight, we get Gandalf's return in haste to the Shire and Bree. Will he pick up any decoy hobbits? Will he melt any butter?
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