29 days to the publication of "The Proverbs of Middle-earth"

The wisdom of Rohan is not book-knowledge but oral heritage, primarily expressed in Anglo-Saxon meadhall traditions of story and song.  This makes the Rohirrim keenly aware of, and emotionally close to, their forebears. Other forms of commemoration abound – wood-carvings, shield and banner emblems, and burial mounds covered in simbelmynĂ«, the ‘evermind’ flower of remembrance – but it is singing that primarily keeps history at the Horse-lords’ fingertips.

From Chapter 8 - 'The Rohirrim'

David Rowe
To be published by Oloris Publishing on 18th November

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