November brings some hot topics to The Hall of Fire!

Tolkien and Religion, Part I: The Ancient Faiths

For our first debate in the Tolkien and Religion series, we’ll focus on the ancient religions of Europe and the rest of the world. Which do you think had a greater influence on The Professor, the Greek/Roman gods, or the mythology of Northern Europe, like the Celts, Norse and Vikings? Perhaps Tolkien drew on the ancient faiths found in Asia, Africa, or the Western Hemisphere; certainly many parallels can be found. Pick a side and break out your reference books for this one, then come on down and join us this weekend for what promises to be an interesting chat.

Thanks to Barliman’s and Messiah for our November topics!

Saturday Chat: 7:00 p.m. EST [10:30 GMT]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 p.m. GMT [1:00 EDT]
Place: #thehalloffire on server; come to our chatroom Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire