It's a favourite in all fantasy games and books. Goblins, trolls, ogres, dwarves, gnomes, orcs, elves, they're all in those games and books. But, where did they all start? If any of you guys know, or think you want to make a guess, please post. I would like to know.
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9th July 2005
Theres actually quite some in-depth wikipedia articles about the various fantasy creatures. But you will find that Elves date back to Norse mythology and probably a few others maybe. But Orcs in particular...were practically "invented" by Tolkien as such. He was a huge influence on the fantasy genre with The Lord of the Rings. According to wikipedia he got the name orc from Old English... but the actual orc as a race was defined by him. Like I said...look on wikipedia and theres lots of info about their origins.
13th October 2005
Orcs I believe, was a term keyed by Tolkien, but I may be wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if alike creatures were depicted in ancient stories. If we know anything, nothing we have is original :p
but, what about dragons? Sure they were lots of ancient stories about them. most of them bogus, but thats a hard one to explain. 1. Orcs, Created by Tolkien. 2. Elves, mabey from norse mytholagy That's all we know.
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25th April 2007
"One fabled origin for goblin is in France, in a cleft of the Pyrenees, from which they spread rapidly throughout Europe. They hitched a ride with Viking ships to get to Britain.  They have no homes, being nomadic, dwelling temporarily in mossy cracks in rocks and tree roots." Wikipedia source(Gooblins Origins in folklore)
ok... thanx for yor help, but, what about dwarves, and gnomes the little people?????
15th October 2005
Dragons are fantasy, but were speculated to be real as well. It was some time ago, and I think scientist have finally figured that a dragon is a completely impossible creature.
Nature's best screw up.
27th July 2005
It has to be fed constantly to create fire, and it's too heavy to fly I think.
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17th December 2005
KillaJ17;4030944but, what about dragons? Sure they were lots of ancient stories about them. most of them bogus, but thats a hard one to explain. 1. Orcs, Created by Tolkien. 2. Elves, mabey from norse mytholagy That's all we know.
Fail. Orcs were described by previous authors in the 1800s.
Tolkien basically ripped off (Key term: Basically) a lot of mythology.