DISCLAIMER: Purely an idea that shot out of spending sleepless nights of mosquito-fighting and job-dreaming
I suddenly noticed that according to Tolkien’s legendarium, elves and men, the more honorable of beings are said to be from the west.Remember that middle earth is referred to in fantasy as the historical earth long lost and forgotten. Now check this out …
The Ghost Runner’s Rundown
- Above is a map of Europe (left) and Tolkien’s Middle Earth (right) !!! Now if you take Europe (western part esp.) on the left and tilt it upside down, you approximately get a geography that is shockingly almost equal to the map on the right, the Middle Earth !
- Add to that the fact that LotR was orginally written during the 2nd World War. based on this, I got some more deductions …
- By that logic, the final great battle for middle earth happens in Return of the King at the gates of Gondor, which alarmingly is indicating of the area where most of the battles were fought during World War 2
- The Numenorean kings are the ones who get cursed because they are greedy and easily corruptible! (Remember the guy who cuts off Sauron’s hand in LotR Part-1, takes the “one ring” and gets too obsessed with it to destroy it? He is one of them) Somehow these kings seem to be indicating the Germans and Italians during the World War 2. Also originally the kingdom of these kings, Gondor when turned upside down, looks like the combined shape of Germany and Italy (turned upside down of course)
- The dark realm, Mordor (from where the orcs come), by similar decuction , is the area of Russia and beyond. This is nothing but Asia. Is J.R.R.Tolkien the Englishman, secretly calling Asians Orcs ???
- Is he meaning to indicate that Asia is akin to Mordor , the land of savage and uncivilized beasts (much like the mind set of European colonial fellows) ???
- The heavenly realm, home of the Valars, is said to be the outermost west. The Valars are the most powerful beings in the Middle Earth fantasy set. Is Tolkien trying to flatter the Americans for better sales of his publication, by calling them powerful ??? 😛
For the record, I am an LotR fan myself. But any of these speculative deductions of mine, might well turn out to be true 😉