Jhangora wrote: I have read a few articles on the lost continent of Atlantis.Some people consider Basques among survivors of Atlantis.I would like to know your view on Atlantis.
What does Basque Folklore say regarding origin of Basques.
Kind of related, but I wonder if J.R.R. Tolkien borrowed from Basque? I noticed that in Basque Mythology there is a mention of superhuman beings known as Númen and in the story of Númenor the race of men known as the Edain especially those of the Dunedain had long life and ability to heal, such as the case with Aragorn. There were three cultures of the Edain, Dunedain, Druedain, and Adanedhel. The Druedain are the forest people, probably the most ancient settled in Middle Earth (kind of similar to the Basque being the most ancient in Europe theory). The men of Númenor have dark hair, grey eyes, tall, and were great mariners. I know the Basque are great seafarers, just as well the Catalan people in which I am sure is due to the strong geographical connection to the sea and the ocean. The other curiousity is the language of Númenor which in many ways looks similar to Basque and Anatolian (maybe it’s just me or the way I am seeing the letter ‘K’). Númenor and stone (Gondor, Gondolin) seem similar in Basque allegedly many words refer to stone. BTW, Gondolin (transposed on ME map to Iceland) is founded by Erin (which means Ireland) in Tolkien’s myth, and the Straight Road from the Grey Havens (transposed on ME map to SW coast of Ireland) founded by Aelfwine essentially an old English character that Tolkien borrows from St Brendan (who looked for the Blessed Islands or lands, and maybe even found the Fortunate Islands (Canary Islands), Azores and Madeira Is.)
Sorry for rambling on, but I love this stuff.
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