The Tolkien Road

A podcast about Middle-earth and all things Tolkien.

0002 – The Silmarillion – Ainulindalë

On the second episode of the Talking Tolkien podcast, co-hosts John & Greta Carswell examine Ainulindalë, the first section in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Come get lost in Middle-earth and explore the history of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings! Originally released: 2/7/2015. Talking Tolkien is now known as The Tolkien Road. If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon!

3 Responses

  1. When Gandalf says “I am the servant of the secret fire, wielder of the flame of Arnor. The dark fire will not avail you Flame of Udun!” The Imperishable Flame and the Secret Fire seem to represent the same thing; the power of Iluvatar to impart actual Being to his thought – the spirit of creation, if you will. … Hence, Flame of Udun could be read as Servant of Morgoth or Balrog from Morgoth’s Fortress. Just thought you might want to know!

    1. Thanks Veronica! The Secret Fire is a fascinating topic, and one we certainly cover in future episodes. It’s always a fun one to discuss, so I’ll plan to mention your comment on an episode very soon!

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