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Old 05-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
William Cloud Hicklin
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William Cloud Hicklin is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.William Cloud Hicklin is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Originally Posted by ZigŻr View Post
Very curious to see what the Anglo-Saxon enthusiast Professor Tolkien makes of this Welsh tradition!
Apparently by removing most all the Welsh element. Tolkien is working mostly from the Geoffrey-tradition by way of Laymon and the Alliterative M-A, with the addition of the Lancelot element which the French added in (as modified by Malory).
The entire plot of The Lord of the Rings could be said to turn on what Sauron didnít know, and when he didnít know it.
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