What’s the mythology behind Lord of the Rings?

By Maryann Yin Comment

Have you ever felt a little lost while reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings? The team behind the C.G.P. Grey YouTube channel has created two videos about this beloved book trilogy.

Part one (embedded below) contains a general overview about the mythology behind this epic story. Part two (embedded above) offers an explanation about the all powerful “one ring.”

Fair warning, viewers may encounter spoilers so proceed with caution. What is your favorite fantasy novel? (via Fast Company)