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Re: LOTR is like The 13th Warrior? No:The 13th Warrior is be
• Posted by: Toad   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at 10:28 a.m.
• IP Address: hse-london-ppp3511853.sympatico.ca
• In Response to: Re: LOTR is like The 13th Warrior? No:The 13th... (Qui-Gon Gandalf)

> Oh certainly, I mean Tolkien's work has made the standard fantasy story
> that a LOT of modern stuff is influenced by (hah said influenced not
> based! I think Rob Jordan would come argue with me).

> And the soundtrack still rules even after 6 weeks!

The LOTR may seem that it has alot in common with Beowulf, but the reason is that Tolkien took alot of inspiration from The Elder Edda, which is a bunch of stories and legends (I believe norse in origin?). He even took the name Gandalf from The Elder Edda, wherein Gandalf was in a list of dwarves and was said to be a half-dwarf half-elf. Tolkien also took the names for sixteen of his dwarves from that list as well as various plot element (such as a ring of great power that held a terrible curse).




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