Rings and Rituals

Rings and Rituals

Tolkien scholars Marilyn R. Pukkila and Sara Brown analyze the rituals presented in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

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Ch. 3 - Adar
Rings and RitualsApril 17, 202401:27:5080.42 MB

Ch. 3 - Adar

Marilyn and Sara ponder the absolutes in cultural affirmations, the transformations of symbol systems as cultures change, and the astonishing appearance of ritual behavior in Orcs. Marilyn points out the ritual which inspired this entire podcast project, and Sara (unwisely?) encourages her to wax e...

Ch. 2 - Adrift
Rings and RitualsApril 03, 202400:50:3546.32 MB

Ch. 2 - Adrift

Sara and Marilyn reflect on the competitive and cooperative natures of the Dwarves, the communal and conforming behaviors of the Harfoots (with one notable exception), and the illuminating observations of Celebrimbor in Episode 2 of “Rings and Rituals”. Even Amazon Ads got into the spirit of the Ri...

Ch. 1 - A Shadow of the Past
Rings and RitualsMarch 20, 202401:12:1866.2 MB

Ch. 1 - A Shadow of the Past

Marilyn and Sara spend time with the Noldor, comparing the ritual of the warrior Elves returning home to Valinor with Arthurian imagery, questioning the practice of carving memorials on living trees, and noting contrasts between Elves and Harfoots. Contact Us Questions or comments? Visit us at our ...

Preface: Beginnings
Rings and RitualsMarch 06, 202400:52:2848.04 MB

Preface: Beginnings

Sara and Marilyn introduce themselves and their experiences with Tolkien. They then discuss the forms and functions of ritual, and describe how they will examine each ritual in each episode of the series and what it tells viewers about the cultures of the practitioners. Finally, they demonstrate th...

Preview: Introducing Rings & Rituals
Rings and RitualsFebruary 21, 202400:20:1018.48 MB

Preview: Introducing Rings & Rituals

Marilyn R. Pukkila talks with David & John from the Lorehounds to introduce Rings and Rituals: a new podcast analyzing the rituals portrayed in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Marilyn will be joined by Dr. Sara Brown of Signum University for this 9 episode series that will examine th...