Thursday, 10 January 2019

Symbolism in Lord of the Rings

From the book, Lord of the Rings 📚
Gandalf the Grey

"Gandalf the Grey. That was my name.

(Now) I am Gandalf the White! I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide."

It's conspicuous that Gandalf's "fall" occurred whilst still somewhat naive, and after the arduous battle in the underworld (unconscious) he is reborn as Gandalf the White.

Gandalf the WhiteAlso noteworthy that a very successful professor (the author 👨‍🎓) regarded this one book as his major work.

"fiction" 🤣

Tags:  quotes, symbolic, self knowledge, wisdom, psychology 🦉


  1. The whole book is full of journeys of transformation. More anon...

  2. I read the three books when I was 17. I never watched the movie because it could never match what my imagination came up with when reading the books. ~~I had a friend who never finished reading the trilogy because he enjoyed it so much that he didn't want it to end. :)

  3. Similar to your pal, but I favoured plan B.
    Finish the book then start again!

  4. Today (grey, cold, quiet) I was sorely tempted to attempt a world record for afternoon sleeping, but persevered with some writing.
    It was a struggle!
    Two hours later it was a doddle, and I recognised the feeling of change.

    Exactly how I used to feel about one week inyi the autumn term as an undergraduate, when the tiny muscle between my ears finally begin to work!

    Brain health longevity priority no. 1: use it or lose it!

  5. Inyi = into (spellchecker hell!)
    Begin = began (sigh. Not 'vegan' blogger)


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