have inspired many artists,
who reflected their views
on illustrations, music,
cinema or comics.
But they also have inspired
unexplored niches of artistic realisations,
their influence reaching even subcultural
and countercultural movements.
Through Tolkien’s personal view of applicability and his aim to leave inspiration for other hands to complete his masterpieces, and by adopting a Cultural Studies perspective, this essay will take you on an unexpected journey through lesser known cultural phenomena that resonate with Tolkien’s works as inspiration, justification, appropriation or reflection. The results of such interactions may surprise you, as well as they could surprise Tolkien himself, but they prove to be worth the study as independent entities touched by the Professor’s writings.