24195Tolkien and Nodens in the news this morning.
- Apr 8, 2013Two co-workers asked if I'd heard the news this morning about an exhibit in England featuring a Roman ring that "may have inspired Tolkien". Here are links to two versions of the story:
Both stories claim that Tolkien visited Lydney Park, but I thought that I had read, perhaps in Christina and Wayne's books, that this was unconfirmed.
A connection between Tolkien's "The Name 'Nodens'" study and THE LORD OF THE RINGS had been suggested at least as far back as 1997, by Helen Armstrong, so I have read here:
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