Do Balrogs have wings?

Way back in Episode 007, we invited listeners to submit a 5,000-word essay on whether Balrogs have wings. We never really expected a response, but listener Tom Hillman took up the challenge! We’re truly thrilled to share the results.

In collaboration with a mutual friend (who has asked not to be identified, but rest assured that if he revealed himself, he would be recognized by everyone), Tom has presented us with a well-researched and impressively organized essay detailing the many “subtle points” to be made on the subject. We highly recommend reading it, as we believe it finally definitively answers this long-standing question.

We hope you enjoy it. If you do, visit Tom’s blog Alas, not me (alasnotme.blogspot.com) for more insight and humor about Tolkien and the Middle Ages.

Click here to read: “Do Balrogs Have Wings”