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Forum: The Books 01-22-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Wayland
Tolkein drew much of his inspiration from the...

Tolkein drew much of his inspiration from the ancient myths of European tribes and in so much as there is a tenuous connection between them and the Aryan peoples who settled in Northern India we may...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-15-2007, 03:04 PM
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Views: 255,683
Posted By Wayland
Pipe Very nice - now where did I put mine? The Narnia...

Very nice - now where did I put mine? The Narnia books got me hooked as a kid. Apart from these I tend to like ancient folk lore and sagas; Beowulf, the Mabinogion and other Celtic stuff, the Viking...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,846
Posted By Wayland
Ring Would you really throw it in? I mean would you???...

Would you really throw it in? I mean would you??? It's somehow beautiful and dare I say *gulp* precious! It will get you whatever you want and I mean whatever...
Don't forget - it's yours after all...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,259
Posted By Wayland
Leaf Ahhh yes. I'm coming to that conclusion myself. I...

Ahhh yes. I'm coming to that conclusion myself. I have a fist full of Waterstone's vouchers from Santa, so I may be tempted. The Foster's Complete Guide, as recommended by Lalwendė, seems to be worth...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,265
Posted By Wayland
Good point. Whatever mechanics were employed...

Good point. Whatever mechanics were employed outside, an equally important process of demoralisation, corruption and treachery was doubtlessly occurring within. We need only to look at Sauruman,...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,259
Posted By Wayland
Ring Thanks guys. I read through the appendices this...

Thanks guys. I read through the appendices this weekend and found them very informative. There is so much background information that I almost feel a Lotr re-read is justified.

But I is left...
Forum: The Books 01-12-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,504
Posted By Wayland
Pipe Hi Lalwendė, What a good thread. A similar...

Hi Lalwendė,
What a good thread. A similar thought came to my mind as I read the Lotr.

The humble Hobbits, I mused, may be non other than the good-hearted yeomanry of the English Shires, forced...
Forum: The Books 01-12-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,259
Posted By Wayland
Tolkien Thanks guys, I'll check the appendices. I was...

Thanks guys, I'll check the appendices. I was unsure regarding the Silmarillion. I borrowed it from the library many years ago and had to renew it several times in order to get through it. For the...
Forum: The Books 01-12-2007, 02:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,259
Posted By Wayland
Silmaril The Elves - What have they ever done for us?

Having seen the Elves in action at Helms Deep (film) I was disappointed to find so little of it (notwithstanding Legolas) in the book.

There is a brief mention of some skirmish by Treebeard in...
Forum: The Books 01-12-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,197
Posted By Wayland
Thumbs up Some very informed replies there - much for me to...

Some very informed replies there - much for me to ponder. I think someone once told me that Tolkein was a professor of Anglo Saxon, so I guess that got me looking out for hints of it in his work.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-11-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,833
Views: 376,518
Posted By Wayland
The Queen of the May, morris dancers, green buds,...

The Queen of the May, morris dancers, green buds, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme and all that sort of thing.
Forum: The Books 01-11-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,197
Posted By Wayland
Thanks Bricho, me too ;) I thought I spotted...

Thanks Bricho, me too ;) I thought I spotted representations of Picts and Celts as well. I guess we could also equate Gondor with Rome and Mordor with Attila's mighty army!
Or is that taking things...
Forum: The Books 01-11-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,197
Posted By Wayland
Riders Of Rohan - Anglo Saxons?

Are the Riders of Rohan Tolkein's answer to the Anglo Saxons in Lotr? The names, portrayal etc. all seem to suggest that the historical A.S. where a great inspiration at least.
Sorry if this has...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-11-2007, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 765,481
Posted By Wayland
White Tree I've been lurking around this forum for a while...

I've been lurking around this forum for a while and finally thought I'd join up, as it seems a cosy enough corner. I have a liking for history and fantasy literature - I blame Narnia at primary...
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