Would any volcano do?
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Did the One Ring need to be cast into Mount Doom or would any volcano do?  When I read the Shadow of the Past as a kid I thought that the ring could only be unmade by casting it into Mount Doom where it had been created.  But actually all Gandalf said is basically there is nowhere that there is a fire hot enough.  If there was another volcano presumably the ring could have been put in it.  Was there something intrinsic in Mount Doom itself that would be the only way that the enchantment on the ring could have been undone or was it just hot.  

It's not unreasonable to assume that Mount Doom is the only active volcano in the known regions of Middle Earth.  If I am not mistaken Mount Etna is the only active volcano on the Eurasian continent that represents the west of Middle Earth.  And on the North/South American continents there aren't any continuously active volcanoes.  There are active volcanoes like the ones in Hawaii but those are separated by thousands of miles of ocean.
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Would any volcano do? - by Travis Stephens - January 3rd, 2020, 12:12 PM
RE: Would any volcano do? - by Alvin Eriol - January 3rd, 2020, 05:22 PM
RE: Would any volcano do? - by Mordomin - January 3rd, 2020, 10:32 PM
RE: Would any volcano do? - by Coconut Ent - April 20th, 2020, 03:32 AM
RE: Would any volcano do? - by Michael - January 6th, 2020, 02:10 PM
RE: Would any volcano do? - by Alvin Eriol - January 6th, 2020, 04:03 PM

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