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Who Was Sauron ?

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Canary42 | 19:55 Tue 12th Feb 2019 | Religion & Spirituality
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ASSUMING THE MAN SAURON EXISTED, who do you think he might have been – and what are your reasons for reaching your conclusion?

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A Necromancer, innit?
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Sorry Woofgang, that link doesn't assume he exists.
Wasn’t he Jeremy Corby’s GGG Grandad?

Read the OP, thought it was another post by Nameless.
Sauron was notorious for no longer existing and then reappearing elsewhere. That's magic!
//Read the OP, thought it was another post by Nameless//
Why or why not?
;-)
Well, sodthis for a game of soldiers I’m off for a pint here:
https://www.evileyelounge.com
I know this is in Religion and Spirituality but...

Was he not in The Lord of the Rings?
He was Maggie, on and off.
Tolkien was an avid student of ancient European mythology, particularly Germanic and Finnish, even going as far as studying the runic symbols and alphabet. When he though of the character Sauron he brought into play the fabled Maia spirit dwellers of middle Earth who were neither alive nor dead but could wield huge influence for evil if in possession of a "construct" of their own manufacture. Hence the rings of power. Since its publication Sauron has been likened to many such evil people, not least Hitler, who was considered the main suspect when I was a lad reading the novels at Grammar school. Times of course have moved on and now Juncker is viewed as the epitome of all that is ruinous and evil to the peace and contentment of all right minded lovers of harmonious life.
Farage would be Gollum then?
No that position had been reserved for Blair until the "shirelings" felt more comfortable with Gandalf the Farage and allowed Cameron pinch his ring and disappear.
But Blair no longer craves power, whereas Fallum does.
Tolkien made it clear that his books had no basis in truth and were not allegorical
“ As for any inner meaning or ‘message’, it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical. As the story grew it put down roots (into the past) and threw out unexpected unexpected branches: but its main theme was settled from the outset by the inevitable choice of the Ring as the link between it and The Hobbit. The crucial chapter, ‘The Shadow of the Past’, is one of the oldest parts of the tale. It was written long before the foreshadow of 1939 had yet become a threat of inevitable disaster, and from that point the story would have developed along essentially the same lines, if that disaster had been averted. Its sources are things long before in mind, or in some cases already written, and little or nothing in it was modified by the war that began in 1939 or its sequels. The real war does not resemble the legendary war in its process or its conclusion. If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dûr would not have been destroyed but occupied. Saruman, failing to get possession of the Ring, would in the confusion and treacheries of the time have found in Mordor the missing links in his own researches into Ring-lore, and before long he would have made a Great Ring of his own with which to challenge the self-styled Ruler of Middle-earth. In that conflict both sides would have held hobbits in hatred and contempt: they would not long have survived even as slaves.
Other arrangements could be devised according to the tastes or views of those who like allegory or topical reference. But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that many confuse ‘applicability’ with ‘allegory’; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author."

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King . HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Woof, I think the OP was A bit of a dig at a Q about who Jesus really was
Which is why I posted 'Who was Spartacus'. Getting a bit daft now.
oh that's easy tills

(stands up) I AM SPARTACUS
No dafter than asking who Jesus was!

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