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Sep 10 2017, 6:56pm

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You might be right but when he wrote the LOTR he still had hopes of finishing

the Silmarillion.

Little tidbits...the corsairs of Umbar were renegade Gondorians of the kin-strife years.
A great column with a large crystal ball was once mounted on a highland in Umbar until thrown down by Sauron.
The northmen....later Rohirrim...were sometime untrustworthy allies.
The in-fighting would make for some terrific Shakespearian plays or inspired movies.
Some of the names remind me of Vedic names - Eldacar was born as Vinitharya........Northmen King Vidugavia.
Others have a Turkic/Iranian sound - Castamir.
"Soghdian mir = sun"
"Tharya is Name of a pious woman" in Arabic and "teary eyed" in Hindi. It is also the name of a dance in Hindi culture,

I have to assume Tolkien had some familiarity, maybe not extensive but at least knowledge of, with the Epic of Gilgamesh or The Bhagavad Gita.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Sep 10 2017, 7:00pm)

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