Elladan, Elrohir, and the Sons of Zeus

Branchaw, Sharrylyn. “Elladan and Elrohir: The Dioscuri in The Lord of the Rings.” Tolkien Studies 7 (2010): 137-146. A somewhat pedantic and otherwise uninteresting study of the possible classical antecedents behind or influences upon Tolkien’s invention of Elladan and Elrohir, the twin sons of Elrond (“Dioscuri” refers to the twin sons of Zeus).

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