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  • n. A literary collection of legends, as of a saint.


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  • Between 1951 and 1955 Tolkien applied the word legendarium to the larger part of these writings.


  • Over at Unlocked Wordhoard, there's been a bit of a brouhaha over The Silmarillion, the "legendarium" of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • He made this “legendarium,” which eventually became The Silmarillion, partly to provide a setting in which “Elvish” languages he had invented could exist.

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  • The legendarium that he meant as a profound expression of his faith fell to pieces at the rude touch of his theology.

    The taste for magic

  • That Tolkien wasted his last productive years on academic busywork not even appreciated by his colleagues at Oxford, instead of finishing his legendarium before old age diminished his powers and his confidence, saddens me to this day.

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  • But in her storied career of more than two decades, there is one project that trumps even J.R.R. Tolkien's fabled legendarium in Thurman's own personal game of career What if … what if she had gotten to work with Stanley Kubrick?

    Uma Thurman Confesses to Kubrick’s ‘Wartime Lies’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • True, hard-core Tolkien aficionados could tell you that not much is known about Frodo in the intervening years between "The Hobbit" and "LOTR," excepting, of course, his parents' deaths and some conversations and journeys with Bilbo which are alluded to in the later legendarium.

    Elijah Wood Wants To Go Back Again To ‘The Hobbit’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • The legend of Hurin and his children is a long-standing part of the Tolkien legendarium, first seeing print in The Silmarillion in 1977, although it was referenced in The Lord of the Rings published in 1954.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And in the course of time it is argued these legends were committed to writing, and have come down to us as the Roman legendarium.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • My main areas of interest related to Tolkien are bibliography, the legendarium of Middle-earth, and adaptations and (non-canon) extrapolations of Arda in published role-playing games.

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  • A legendarium is a collection of legends. This obscure medieval Latin noun originally referred mainly to texts detailing legends of the lives of saints...The legendarium form is still found in several European languages, and was in occasional use in the English language when J.R.R. Tolkien used it to refer to his fictional writings about Middle-earth.

    ~ Wikipedia

    February 9, 2008