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reply to post by 999zxcv
The giant skeleton pics were an art project that someone copied and lied about. I got really into them and did some research. Here's a link to the originals and the doctored version.
reply to post by ArtemisE
As far as Pegasus and centaurs lol. I'm pretty sure the dragonesc creatures were early man trying to explain Dino fossils they found. There would be a fossil history for flying horses or man horses in the evolutionary record. Lmao
Tolkien got his inspiration from mainly mythology, more specifically Norse. Him and Lewis both were very good friends and often just took walks and hung out at a local pub where they would most likely have bounced ideas off one another.
But if you look closely at the events in the entire LOTR (not including the Hobbit or the silmarillion) it's very, very close to the events of WW2. Germany being Mordor, shire being England with it's close calls, Tree ents being the U.S. a 'sleeping giant', men being allied forces, etc. list can go on.