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There is a Tempest in Him | The Fall of Fingolfin | Episode 23

We delve into the first half of Chapter 18, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and Fall of Fingolfin", taking a long look at this valiant elf's hopeless assault on Morgoth... an elf who ACTUALLY HAS A TEMPEST IN HIM, and not the dust devil in The Rings of Power's Galadriel.

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Fingolfin

Noel, a Christmas Poem, by J.R.R. Tolkien

This poem, titled "Noel", was written by J.R.R. Tolkien before The Hobbit was published, and only just discovered in 2013 in a 1936 copy of The Annual of Our Lady's School (a school magazine).

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Noel, By Tolkien, Rivendell at Christmas