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PostPosted: August 17th, 2012, 7:03 pm 
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...are the hands of the healer.

Anyone else notice the connection between Aragorn's Elessar and the old belief in Europe that touching royalty could cure diseases?

Think there's a connection? Discuss!

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2012, 5:31 pm 
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Interesting thought, dreamingfifi. I'll have to think about that one.

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2012, 5:45 pm 
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I think it's totally possible there could be a connection. JRR Tolkien did know alot about history, so maybe he heard this myth and decided to make it part of his book. Or maybe it's just a coincidence.
Who knows?

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 Post subject: Re: Hands of the King...
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I'm sure that was in part the basis that Tolkien took from. I'm sure Arwen found the King's hands to be somewhat different.... :happy:

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Yeah, it would not surprise me if Tolkien got the idea from something like this. Good writers often look into history for ideas to add to their books. It usually is a very good move and draws more fans.

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I was watching The Tudors, and King Henry VIII was sure he could heal a sick friend, but he couldn't and he went into one of his depressed swings.

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Huh, interesting. Makes you wonder, though... why was he so sure that he could?

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