24197Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien and Nodens in the news this morning.
- Apr 8, 2013The connection seems wishful thinking to me (other than the Nodens study).--Larry Swaintheswain@...On Mon, Apr 8, 2013, at 04:41 PM, not_thou 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:http://theweek.com/article/index/242273/is-this-ancient-roman-ring-the-inspiration-for-the-lord-of-the-ringsBoth 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:-Merlin
-- http://www.fastmail.fm - One of many happy users: http://www.fastmail.fm/help/overview_quotes.html
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>