Curses of Blood in The Lord of the Rings
Middle-earth is a bloody place.
The generational struggles of elves in the First Age, the War of the Ring, and even the adventures of a certain handkerchief-less burglar are all bloody stuff. Blood isn’t just for wetting swords, though; blood tells us something about who we are. But it doesn’t have the final word on who we’ll be.
Middle-earth holds two tales that reveal the powerful pull of blood.
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