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« on: April 29, 2007, 08:26:11 PM »
Really interesting topic. I found a site in Russian, the author collected scientific names given thanks to the popularity of Lord of the Rings here are some of them.

 Syconycteris hobbit  - name of the bat from Indonesia

 Sauron Eskov - spider that lives in mountains of Kazakhstan

 Cave Moria in Australia
 
  Gollum Lake - lake in Northern Canada

 Gondor Seamount - underwater mountain in Northern Atlantic

 And a great number of many others. Impressive, really impressive.  
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 05:13:38 AM »
Very interesting. I'll have to visit Moria cave's.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 11:11:52 AM »
Gwaihiria Naumann insect in Australia

 
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 05:36:30 PM »
That's one I'll have to really look for. We have billions of them. ha ha

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 08:20:05 PM »
It's a wasp. ;)  
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 02:44:52 PM »
i wonder if Tolkien heard those names and got inspired to name his characters and such like those.

let's go on an adventure.

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 01:15:12 PM »
Russian fans of Tolkien often state that Elvish names were greatly based on Finnish and Irish Pagan names as well as a lot of of Elvish language is taken from Irish and Finnish. Well, I don't know. "Boromir" sounds for me as some Czech or Slowacki name and even Russian.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 10:47:45 AM »
Yer,I don't know this for a fact but I've been reading about Celtic Mythology and some names are similar.

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 11:25:33 AM »
Names connected with Rohan really reminded me about German and Scandinavian mythology.  
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2007, 08:04:59 AM »
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Very interesting. I'll have to pick up some books on this.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2007, 09:52:03 AM »
Interesting stuff!
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 12:32:25 PM »
I think it may be a topic for a report in this or that school subject. Or even a course paper in college or a scientific study with the name "The worlds of Tolkien that we live in every day". ;)
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