25555Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien and the Irish question ...
- Aug 26, 2014I have been to the Burren. I have also been on the side of Mount Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kilauea seems more like Mordor to me.
Incidentally, I'm presently in Dublin. I went to London for Worldcon and then here for Eurocon. I'd take a sidetrip to the Burren if it proved anything, but I don't think it would.
From: Jeanette Rost jrr@... [mythsoc] <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien and the Irish question ...I am certainly no expert on this question, and have not been to the region of The Burren. But just looking at images of the area, I wondered which places in The Lord of the Rings might be represented there. I did see various shots of one place that could have been Hobbiton or some part of The Shire, but many of the other photos reminded me of Rohan, or worse, Mordor (without fire and brimstone).
The Silmarillion did have descriptions of some forbidding landscapes. But (from the photos only) it seems to me that someone would have to be pushing an agenda to try to support the idea of The Burren being Tolkien's inspiration for the places depicted in The Lord of the Rings.
JeanetteOn 8/25/2014 7:30 PM, lordoftheteleri@... [mythsoc] wrote:I hope this has not been posted before (I had a quick look but Yahoo searches are ...) because I'd like to hear what others have to say on this. I am starting to think someone is really trying to push an agenda here ...Lord of the Rings: Derry academic to reveal Burren’s links with The Lord of the Rings
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