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Sellic Spell

Art inspired by the Saga of Hrólfr Kraki

Sellic Spell (meaning "wondrous/strange tale" in Old English[1]) is a short story by J.R.R. Tolkien, re-creating the (lost) folk-tale underlying the Norse Hrólfs saga kraka. The manuscript is held by the Bodleian Library.[2]

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  1. "Beowulf", The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza: Forum (accessed 19 March 2014)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Mr. Baggins, pp. 256-60, 281-2 (note 8)