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A listing of all Tolkien-related websites recommended by members of the Lothlorien Group.
A sig for the Lothlorien Group!

This is simply a listing of all the internet sites on Tolkien (followed by a blurb) that "The Lothlorien Forum members have recommended for your easy reference *Smile*.

*Star* Tolkien glossary http://www.freewebs.com/tolkienmaster created by one of "The Lothlorien Forum group members, Eragondor
Terms and names from Tolkien's Middle Earth explained.

*Star* The Barrow Downs http://www.barrowdowns.com recommended by jmaranez
A J.R.R. Tolkien and Lord of the Rings internet resource.

*Star* The Mythopoeic Society http://www.mythsoc.org/ recommended by Walkinbird
Founded in 1967, The Mythopoeic Society is a non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams.

*Star* Green Books http://greenbooks.theonering.net/index.shtml recommended by Lobelia is truly blessed
Welcome to the Green Books of Middle-earth! Not to be confused with the Red Book of Westmarch, we are just pilgrims on the Tolkien trail, exploring the history, people, and events of all the ages of Middle-earth, the Blessed Realm, and the lands that lie beneath the wave. Whether you need to know more about the Elvish languages, find out what new editions of old favorites are coming to market, read in-depth commentary on Tolkien’s thematic elements, or peruse fan-submitted original works or humor, Ostadan, Turgon, Quickbeam, Anwyn, and Tookish have a little something for everyone.

*Star* Quenya Lapseparma http://www.elvish.org/elm/names.html recommended by rose_shadow
It seems that almost everyone who interested in Tolkien and particularly in his invented languages played with an idea to have his/her own name in an Elvish language. Some use names taken from Tolkien's books, while the others try to coin their own Elvish nickname. It seems to be a common habit. Sometimes people create their own poetic Elvish name and sometimes they try to translate the meaning of their real name into Elvish.

*Star* Visualizing Tolkien's Works on the Web http://lotrproject.com recommended by Walkinbird
A particularly modern site with infographics

*Star* Gazing Upon Everlasting Day Myth http://www.geocities.com/domachowski/myth.html recommended by rose_shadow
A Listing of Articles written on Tolkien works - most have religious/catholic views.

*Star* C.S. Lewis
Another of J.R.R. Tolkien's closely allied contemporaries was C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia series of books (among many others!) - Look into the parallels of this author's and Tolkien's life experiences and ethics.
Walkinbird has begun a collection of research sites in this Writing.com folder:
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*Star* John Howe http://www.john-howe.com/ recommended by rose_shadow
The ultimate reference library for John Howe's works.

*Star* A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien {link: http://www.forodrim.org/arda/tbchron.html} recommnded by rose_shadow
The aim of the chronological bibliography given below is to give a complete record of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's published writings: books, contributions to books, and contributions to periodicals.

And...let us not forget a bow to those who blog about myth, language and Professor Tolkien.

*Star* The Influence of Norse Mythology on Medieval Fantasy
{link: http://emilyvasas.com/europe/medieval-fantasy/
I liked this article because it cites its references (author is a history major), and recognizes that while Tolkien was attempting to create a mythology for England (even King Arthur is sometimes claimed by the French), Tolkien used Norse mythology to re-enliven interest in it.
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