24196Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien and Nodens in the news this morning.
- Apr 8 3:35 PMThe story of the ring that is being exhibited at The Vyne has been discussed in the Tolkien Society Facebook group where the consensus seems to be that there is nothing to the story of the ring as an inspiration.Alan Reynolds (collector and long-time member of the Tolkien Society) says that "there is no evidence that Tolkien visited Lydney during Wheeler's excavation" - though this of course doesn't address whether he visited before or after Wheeler worked there./TroelsOn 8 April 2013 23:41, not_thou <emptyD@...> wrote:
Two 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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