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The Bock Saga vs. the Lord of the Rings

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Terra Sohns
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« on: June 14, 2009, 02:56:08 am »

The article written by Les Whale of Australia is absorbing and extensive. However, it is greatly important to read the entire article - at the readers convenience, of course - to gain the larger picture of what is being presented here: for to read only a few portions - here and there - is to risk an incomplete understanding or misinterpretation.

What is most amazing is that much of the history of these ancient races is similar enough to Lord of the Rings, to make significant comparisons. It has been stated by some researchers that J.R.R. Tolkien likely had knowledge of the Bock Saga - as well as other ancient folklore of Finland - which provided the foundation for his famous trilogy.

It makes sense that Tolkien presented such controversial knowledge and history as a fictional story in order to stave off ridicule and angst from hard-core skeptics and scholars. Lord of the Rings is a powerful way to expose both fact and allegory to a huge audience - to trigger collective memory - and perhaps prepare the masses for the deeper truths to come: for those of a more sensitive nature will glean the truth and see through the "disguise" of facts presented as fable.
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