And from that comes the phrase "he's seen the elephant" and the inclusion of elephants in one of the 'Lord of the Rings' movies.
Personally, I think Alexander had a trick to keep them alive when crossing the Alps. Possibly involving wine and small rodents. Just my theory.
shhh..... he’s on a roll.
posted on 02/15/2013 9:18:23 PM PST
("Obamunism is a temporary setback on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
"Personally, I think Alexander had a trick to keep them alive when crossing the Alps"
Yep. Alexander didn't lose a single Elephant crossing the Alps. Hannibal would have done well to adopt his methods however, 'cause he lost a few.
posted on 02/15/2013 9:33:58 PM PST
by Joe 6-pack
(Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
The Oliphaunts in the LOTR movie were in the book first. They didn’t get as much focus, but they were mentioned in the Battle for the Pelennor, as well as when Sam and Frodo saw them in Ithilien. They weren’t just added to the movie out of nowhere.
posted on 02/15/2013 10:08:32 PM PST
by Little Pig
(Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
To: JRandomFreeper; Vendome
"Personally, I think Alexander had a trick to keep them alive when crossing the Alps. Possibly involving wine and small rodents. Just my theory."
Thus confirming the theory put forth by the Dali Lama that Richard Gere is the reincarnation of one of Alexander's military advisors.
He got the wine drinking down, but somehow the rodent placement went askew.
posted on 02/15/2013 11:57:38 PM PST
(Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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