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(BBC)   The ring that inspired the Tolkien's One Ring goes on display amid high security because it's precious   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, One Ring, Tolkien Society, National Trust, fantasy literature, etymology, The Hobbit  
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2013-04-03 09:49:23 AM  
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/pillow pants
2013-04-03 10:30:13 AM  
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KingsleyZisou: cgraves67: cgraves67: Xythero: give me doughnuts: When he wrote "The Hobbit", there was no "Sauron's One Ring", yet. It was just a magic ring that let the wearer become invisible.

Yeah.  I thought the "One Ring" stuff was inspired by Wagner's operas.

I thought he was inspired by Herodotus' "Ring of Gyges".

er. I probably should've looked it up first. The version of the story with the magic ring was by Plato, not Herodotus.

Certainly the ring of invisibility harkens back to Plato. But the One ring to rule all is not in the Republic. I think that's what Xythero is getting at.

That is correct. The Republic dealt mostly with the Silmarils.
2013-04-03 09:48:49 AM  
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Subdue their bellies: So why didnt Neo just ride the giant eagles all the way to the Death Star?

The Daleks would have gotten him with their proton torpedoes.
2013-04-03 09:46:48 AM  
1 vote:
So why didnt Neo just ride the giant eagles all the way to the Death Star?
2013-04-03 09:46:26 AM  
1 vote:
'Incredible story'

Which will apparently not be told in this article...
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