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5 Interesting Theories About The Lord of the Rings

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The shocking fan theories just keep piling up, and we’re ALL over ’em. Obviously, the ones about Disney movies are all sorts of entertaining (i.e. The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, etc.), but we think you’ll find these five about The Lord of the Rings to be very interesting:

1. The theory of the eagle ‘plot hole.’ “Why didn’t they get the eagles to fly the ring to Mount Doom? My theory is that Gandalf had planned on doing exactly that… Gandalf secretly planned on taking the fellowship to where the eagles live and having the eagles fly them to Mordor. The eagles lived on the other side of the Misty Mountains, but all the routes for crossing them were too dangerous and difficult, and Gandalf (along with his secret plan) ends up falling down a chasm in a battle with the Balrog. Just before falling with the Balrog he tries to surreptitiously tell them the secret plan, but was too surreptitious and they didn’t understand. When he came back as Gandalf the White, he had forgotten many things, including the plan to meet the eagles.”—Reddit



2. Galadriel gave Gimli three strands of hair as a gift to spite the creator of three gems. “All Gimli wanted was a single strand of hair. But why three exactly? Turns out, there’s a reason… In Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, there’s someone called Fëanor… One thing he never was able to get was a hair from Galadriel, since she knew he was an a******. He even asked her (you guessed it) three times. So when Gimli made the same request, she saw he was pure of heart and valiant (basically an opposite-Feanor). And, despite the fact that dwarves and elf-folk don’t get along, she gave him what she never gave one of the most powerful elves of all-time: some hair.”—Dorkly

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3. Tom Bombadil is a Maia. There are many theories about Tom Bombadil, but this is one of the ones that is most talked about. In The Complete Guide to Middle Earth, he’s described as a Maia ‘gone native,’ which is possibly the reason why he has such powers. The Maiar are “spirits whose being also began before the world,” so it’s not out of the realm of possibility.



4. The world is connected to the Illuminati. “The lord of the rings is Sauron, so he is the main character; the heroes are labelled the fellowship of the ring, so they depend on the ring. This is too Illuminati agenda. There is another keyword connecting Tolkien good guys to Illuminati: bloodlines. Aragorn, who wears the winged disc in the movie, descends from Isildur the sinner, and feels weak for that reason; but for that reason too he will be the king, a restorer of a new order — the fourth age. His strange wife, Arwen, a Jungian silhouette of his soul, will not be happy too to lose her immortality. But it is too late.”—Pravda

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5. The Lord of the Rings was a true life story of sacrifice and love. “But instead of being celebrated and rewarded, the participants of this heroic journey have been brainwashed into taking the place of actors, and shamelessly promoting this incredible falsehood… that Middle-earth is merely fantasy.” Umm… read more of “the truth” here.

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