📖 Read pages 58-77, Chapter 3: A Plethora of Irish Spirits of The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by (Thames & Hudson, , ISBN: 978-0500252093)
A synopsis of the Irish gods and stories.
There was an unexpected note on page 66 that indicated that J.R.R. Tolkien may have been fascinated by a cursed ring described on a lead tablet in Lydney and a very similar (the same?) gold ring found at the Roman city of Silchester in Hampshire. The text posits that perhaps the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings were potentially inspired by these archaeological finds from Irish myth.