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Scott asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

In The Lord of the Rings, Is Middle Earth on an ancient Earth?

or another world

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  • 2 months ago
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    According to Tolkien it is on earth in another reality

  • 2 months ago

    Neither. It's a future Earth, about 200 years from now after the third world war which, according to Tolkien, started and ended in 2022. All those Dwarfs, Ents, Orcs, Hobbits and things are just the descendants of radiation-damaged mutated survivors. The action is mostly set in what used to be Australia, a fact which the makers of the Mad Max films satirised.

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