Gandalf at the Perth Medieval Fayre


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Gandalf at the Perth Medieval Fayre


Arthurian legend, legend, Arthur, Arthurian, Costume, fantasy fiction, Gandalf, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, medievalism, Merlin, Norse mythology, Norse, mythology, myth, Perth, Perth Medieval Fayre, Peter Jackson, power, re-creation, recreation, popular culture, sage, Sir Ian McKellen, Western Australia, wisdom, wizard, wizards, wizardry


A member of the public dressed as the iconic wizard Gandalf from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Like the Merlin figure in Arthurian legend, the character of Gandalf is a sage. He harbours power through wisdom and knowledge. The name ‘Gandalf’ was taken from Norse mythology. In Peter Jackson’s 2001-2003 screen adaptation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gandalf was played by Sir Ian McKellen.

The Perth Medieval Fayre is organised and run by the Western Australian Medieval Alliance. In 2011 it was held at Supreme Court Gardens on 19 March. Enthusiasts and vendors showcased a range of medieval arts and crafts, from dancing, calligraphy and lace-making to demonstrations of the techniques, weaponry and apparel of medieval combat.


McEwan, Joanne


19 March 2011


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