vendredi 23 novembre 2007

Atlantean, meet Atlantean

Michael over at Gosporn mentionned recently that the Vulcans of the Star Trek Universe and the Elves of Lord of the Rings are essentially one and the same: Atlanteans.

The Vulcans obviously because they look just like Namor of Marvel Comics, the Prince of Atlantis. J. R. R. Tolkien's Elves however don't just LOOK as if they belong on the lost continent, they literally ARE from Atlantis.

According to Tolkien, the Elves originally came from Numenor, a rather large island in the middle of the Western Sea, shaped like a five-pointed star. It is only after Numenor sank beneath the sea that the Elves migrated to Middle-Earth (Eurasia-Africa). After its downfall, Numenor became known as Atalante (the Downfallen).

But what do the blue-skinned Andorians have to do with Atlantis? Well, Numenor was called Andor by the Elves, the homeworld of the Andorians being of course the ice planet Andoria. So that pic at the beginning meta-logically shows an Atlantean facing another kind of Atlantean.

Oh, and I should mention, Namor, the Prince of Atlantis, was named Numenor in the "Marvel 1602" limited series comic book "1602: Fantastick Four". Pure coincidence, I'm certain.

P.S. Namor/Numenor's "Marvel 1602" version of Atlantis was named "Bensaylum". The setting of Francis Bacon's "The New Atlantis" is called "Bensalem". I wonder how many comic book writers are fellow synchro-mystics...

4 commentaires:

Michael a dit…

JB that's amazing! Seems almost like the books, movies and comix are all pulling from the same meta-narrative... ;-)

And Namor's Atlanteans are blue! The only reason he's a "pink skin" is he's half human, just like Spock.

Adam Star a dit…

I am completely charmed by this connection. So cool. I'll just briefly repeat my comment from Michael's blog about Namor's creator Bll Everett really being named William Blake, who is also a direct ancestor of Everett's. And Blake told of Albion, ancient Britain founded by Atlanteans, which Tolkien does as well. Great, great insight.

JB a dit…

Thank you, thank you. I aim to please.

I should also mention that Namor is Roman backwards, which links the Atlantean Empire to the Roman Empire, and with the soon-to-be New World Order, the New Rome/New Atlantis.

Atlantean Times a dit…

It would seem that I subconsiously made this connection a while ago...I have always used derivations of numenor in my email addresses i.e Numen@mymeteor and numenoreans@eircom.net...I then go and call my blog Atlantean Times and recently on the shrooms post came up with anagrams one of which was Elf in a Porthole...

The finest looking Vulcan From the most recent enterprise series also went through the stargate on Sg1 as a leader of a tribe of amazonian type Jaffa women ending up as Tealcs lover.....