Many of us Ringers know the comparisons of The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter are many. Well, has compiled a few for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Fantasy stories generally lift from the same mythological source bank. Actually, if you want to get super scholarly and esoteric about it, every story (especially the more sword-and-sorcery themed variety) is the same basic “hero’s journey” archetype detailed by Joseph Campbell. But fantasy stories — King Arthur, Lord of the RingsThe Chronicles of NarniaWillowPeter PanConan the Barbarian — build their world out of the same objects. You have magicians, dragons, unicorns, gnomes, and elves popping up to do battle, and they’ve made their way from medieval tapestries and texts to our modern movie screens.

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