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Dáin II Ironfoot
The Shire

Dec 13 2013, 1:25am

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I have not heard about Rastaman, but that's interesting because the Rastafarian movement started in Jamaica in 1930 when the Ethiopian Ras (Lord) Tafari was made Emperor. They saw it as a Biblical prophecy fulfilled - a king will come out of Africa. The coronation was represented by most of the world's major powers.

Five years later (1935) Ethiopia was invaded by Italy and this caused uproar around the world. The Emperor fled into exile in London. By 1936 Tolkien was working on the outline of his new book.

In 1940 during the Battle of Britain the British helped the Emperor to return from exile to reclaim his throne. The timing and relevance to The Return of the King is incredible.

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Could The Lord of the Rings have been inspired by Ethiopia??? Dáin II Ironfoot Send a private message to Dáin II Ironfoot Dec 11 2013, 3:14pm
    See Letter #324 Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Dec 11 2013, 3:27pm
        Letter #324 Dáin II Ironfoot Send a private message to Dáin II Ironfoot Dec 11 2013, 3:52pm
            A more likely real-world source for the name Rohan Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Dec 11 2013, 5:52pm
                Incredible Connections Mamukil Rider Send a private message to Mamukil Rider Dec 12 2013, 4:32am
    Radagast and Saruman were originally a single character, named Rastaman.// L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Dec 12 2013, 4:42pm
        Rastafarians Dáin II Ironfoot Send a private message to Dáin II Ironfoot Dec 13 2013, 1:25am


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