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  Tolkien & Old Norse: The Norse Álfar & Tolkien's Elves  



This episode began with an interview of Shaun Gunner, Trustee of the UK Tolkien Society. For more information about the Tolkien Society and how to join, visit the official site:

We then continued our discussion with Prof. Ármann Jakobsson from the University of Iceland, this time exploring the origins of elves as described in Old Norse texts as compared with the elves of Tolkien's legendarium. About Ármann:

Music from this episode:
Frá Alda Öðli (podcast theme)

Introduction from The Songs of Innocence & Experience
(preview clip from expected Fall 2012 album release)