Jocelyn Lardy shares his latest work, mixing Tolkien's fiction, Lord of the Rings, and volcanology, with Mount Doom as a backdrop.
Located in Mordor, a region of north-western Middle-earth, Mount Doom, in Sindarin Orodruin (Red Flame Mountain) is where Soron forges the Power Rings, including the Unique Ring.
When this ring is thrown into the lava, Mount Doom enters in a cataclysmic eruption, at the moment of a gigantic battle where giant mammoths meet, in a rain of volcanic bombs, the grouped shots of the Elf archers.
The scene described is pure invention, and a pretext to paint an erupting volcano.
In the adaptation of the Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson, the volcano representing Mount Doom is the Ngauruhoe in New Zealand. Due to the sacredness of the volcano for the Maori living in this region, the director was not allowed to film the summit slopes of the Ngauruhoe, and had to fall back on images of the neighboring Ruapehu.