Mythology & Legend

Intellect is the gift of the human race, the greatest and most enduring of all time. This is the means by which it perceives, exists, creates and evolves. No matter how extensive knowledge is, it has its limits. Intellect thirsts for fulfillment, to ceaselessly push these limits outwards. Thus, people in that far-off period wanted to learn for they felt powerless and vulnerable in a world without bounds. They were deeply concerned with the beginning and the end and all the supernatural forces that could not be mastered. Through intellect, humanity came to fashion its view of the world. Utilizing the raw information from its immediate surroundings, it cultivated knowledge and experience, while imagination filled in the rest. Mankind had need of “myth” because that was its own personal truth. Its faith in this increased his certitude about the world he had created around itself. This is how we have come to accept the myth in its conventional sense, that is, a narration that informs us about an older order of the world and explains it.

 

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Part 2) – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3) – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

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