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Old 04-07-2003, 07:11 PM   #22
Animated Skeleton
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New England
Posts: 35
Adanadhel has just left Hobbiton.

Tolkien borrowed the idea of naming swords (and many other ideas) from Beowulf.

The Hobbit is very close in storyline to Beowulf's last battle with the dragon.

There is even a scene in Beowulf where all of the company visiting a foreign king have to annouce their names and leave their swords outside a great wooden hall... sound familiar?
I don't feel safe in Middle Earth no more... I don't want to die in the ruling ring war... I want to sail away to a distant shore... and make like an ELF man
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