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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. 2. P. 350-354.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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J. R. R. Tolkien and the Indo-Iranian Mythology: Certain Intersections of Plots

Anikina Anna Alexandrovna
Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Submitted: 24.12.2020.
Abstract. The aim of the study is to identify the main Indo-Iranian mythological motifs in J. R. R. Tolkiens creative work. Scientific novelty of the research lies in the fact that for the first time in the Russian literary criticism, an attempt is made to examine and describe various Indo-Iranian motifs in the writers works and determine the probability of them having been borrowed. In addition, the study is novel in that the authors creative work is considered in the context of not only European but also Eastern mythology. The research findings reveal a high degree of J. R. R. Tolkiens artistic skill, who elaborately incorporates various mythological motifs into his creative work and ultimately develops a comprehensive mythological system of a new level.
Key words and phrases: . . . , , , , , J. R. R. Tolkien, comparative mythology, motif, plot, onomasticon.
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