Dragon Hunt ~ Tolkien and Lewis

I only had to go as far as my bookcases in the livingroom to find these next Dragons I’m posting for my third installment and Melli’s 6th day of Dragon Hunt. Illustrations from books by two of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Smaug the Golden ~ “One of the greatest Dragons of Middle-earth during the Third Age, a royal beast of great lineage and cunning whose first recorded appearance in the Annals of the Age was in the year 2770, when he came flaming out of the North to capture, sack and occupy the Dwarf-kingdom of Erebor east of Mirkwood. The attack was so successful that most of the Dwarves unfortunate enough to be caught inside the Lonely Mountain on that day were exterminated – and for good measure Smaug aslo destroyed the nearby Mannish town of Dale. After completing these labours, the Dragon crawled inside the Mountain and there gathered all the wealth of both Erebor and Dale into one vast heap, upon which he lay in contented slumber for nearly two full centuries.” (taken from The Tolkien Companion ~ J.E.A. Tyler)

 

 

This is from the cover of our hard bound copy of Farmer Giles of Ham ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

We also have a paperback of this same book.

 

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ~ by C.S. Lewis from The Chronicles of Narnia Series.

For more Dragon Hunt click over to Melli’s.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage on their site and have replaced my photos with black and grey boxes of ugliness. I’m slowly deleting those boxes from my blog and trying to update so many posts, very frustrating.

21 thoughts on “Dragon Hunt ~ Tolkien and Lewis

  1. Wow, you have found some great dragons. I would want you on my team for a scavenger hunt. Do you drive back this weekend. It has been 105 this week in the valley. Crank up your air for the part through Sacramento.

  2. Ohhhhhh wow! I actually did photograph a book about a dragon too – but I haven’t decided yet if I will use it or not — it’s NOTHING like these though! Well, Smaug is the quintessential dragon! And that is SOME dragon boat too!!! The OLD guys really knew their stuff, didn’t they? Good hunting!!!

  3. very interesting dragon hunt, I have posted my photo hunt early since I am traveling for my 53rd (ouch) High School reunion. Please stop by on Sunday when I will post about my granddaughters wedding.

  4. Hello Ellen B.,
    What a fun dragon hunt…I love dragons! Have you ever seen the movie Dragon Heart with Sean Connery and Dennis Quaid? A movie not to be missed and the cover is quite impressive…and Sean is magnificent!
    I hope you have a fun weekend Ellen.
    🙂 Cori

  5. Those graphics are so wonderful! I’ve been a fan of Tolkien since I was a youngster and read The Hobbit. I was a LOTR fan long before the movie made Frodo famous.
    So glad you shared these.

  6. Great dragons! This is the first I’ve seen of the dragon hunt – boy do I have some I can post for Saturday!
    Thank you for your post on my site – Forks and the West End. Yes, we have seen more tourists, but not TOO many. I hope to see you in my neck of the woods someday.

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