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{{quote|For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!|[[Aragorn]]<ref>{{TT|Riders}}</ref>}}
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{{quote|For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!|[[Aragorn]], ''[[The Two Towers]]'', "[[The Riders of Rohan]]"}}
 
{{Quote|Hail [[Eärendil|Earendel]] <nowiki>|</nowiki> brightest of angels<br/>over [[middle-earth]] <nowiki>|</nowiki> sent unto men|Cynewulf, ''Crist''}}
 
{{Quote|Hail [[Eärendil|Earendel]] <nowiki>|</nowiki> brightest of angels<br/>over [[middle-earth]] <nowiki>|</nowiki> sent unto men|Cynewulf, ''Crist''}}
The '''legendarium''' is the entirety of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s works concerning his imagined world of [[Arda]].
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The '''Legendarium''' is the entirety of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s works concerning his imagined world of [[Arda]].
  
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><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 135</ref><ref>{{PE|16}}, pp. 88, 92</ref>
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Tolkien himself used the term,<ref>{{HM|L}}, pp. 149, 189, 197, 214</ref> and also referred to his "'''mythology'''" in the same sense.<ref>{{HM|L}}, pp. 26, 131, 231, 307</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 135</ref><ref>{{PE|16}}, pp. 88, 92</ref>
  
The term of legendarium is not the same as "[[canon]]". The legendarium includes all Tolkien's corpus in its entirety, even mutually contradicting versions, both earlier and later stages of its conception.
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The term of ''legendarium'' is not the same as "[[canon]]". The Legendarium includes all Tolkien's corpus in its entirety, even mutually contradicting versions, both earlier and later stages of its conception.
 
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==Published works by Tolkien on his legendarium==
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===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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**''[[Parma Eldalamberon]]'' (various issues)
 
**''[[Parma Eldalamberon]]'' (various issues)
  
===Pictures of the legendarium===
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===Pictures of the Legendarium===
 
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===Other sources===
 
===Other sources===
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 [[Index:Reminiscences of J.R.R. Tolkien|reminiscences]].
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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 [[Index:Reminiscences of J.R.R. Tolkien|reminiscences]]. There is also much material on the topic that remains [[Index:Unpublished material|unpublished]], including many [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letters not published in ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien'']].
  
 
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J.R.R.Tolkien by Donato Giancola
"For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!"
Aragorn, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"
"Hail Earendel | brightest of angels
over middle-earth | sent unto men
"
― Cynewulf, Crist

The Legendarium is the entirety of J.R.R. Tolkien's works concerning his imagined world of Arda.

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

The term of legendarium is not the same as "canon". The Legendarium includes all Tolkien's corpus in its entirety, even mutually contradicting versions, both earlier and later stages of its conception.

Contents

[edit] Published works by Tolkien on his Legendarium

[edit] 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.

[edit] Pictures of the Legendarium

[edit] 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. There is also much material on the topic that remains unpublished, including many letters not published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter (ed.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 149, 189, 197, 214
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter (ed.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 26, 131, 231, 307
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 135
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), pp. 88, 92

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