The world in which The Lord of the Rings takes place is called middle earth, it is Tolkien’s take on the Norse mythology realm of Midgard. It is the realm of men, elves, dwarves, giants and dark elves(“academia”). There are many other places that are references to Norse myt...
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...e great war, was called Anduril(Norse elements). The rings of power were also inspired by Norse mythology. In Norse mythology the more rings you wore the higher rank you are. The king would be wearing a ring on each finger, indicating that he was the highest rank. The one ring to rule them all in Tolkien’s the lord of the Rings was inspired by the chief god Odin’s magic ring, which was called Draupnir. In the Lord of the Rings the rings were given to leaders of each race, three to the elves, nine to the men, and seven to the dwarf lords(Norse elements).
So Tolkien has used many different Norse mythology elements in his books the Lord of the Rings. The characters, the places, the different races, the weapons, and even the monsters were all inspired by Norse mythology. There were other inspirations but Norse mythology was the biggest influence on the Lord of the Rings.
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