The society was founded in 1981 from people of Forodrim. Like Uppsala Tolkiensällskap, the society seems to be a social group not a literary society and members focus on social gatherings and other such events, where members talk about their ideas for fantasies and pretend realities based on Tolkien Mythology. The society is divided into several guilds each with its own ways and interests. The group meets, collaborates, and competes friendlily with other Swedish Tolkien societies throughout the year. People wishing to become members have to be at least 16 years old and live in West Sweden. There are statuses as part and full members. A junior member is a stakeholder and has the opportunity to become a full member, after passing a written test.
Members are between the ages of 16 and 75 years but most are between the ages of 20 and 35 years of age. They publish their own newspaper Elostirion.
- Mithlond, Göteborgs Tolkiensällskap Official website