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Section - 3.2 Where does the name Marillion come from?

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When the band needed a name, the book "Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
happened to be laying on the table so the band decided to call themselves
"Silmarillion". Later, to avoid legal problems, they dropped the "Sil"
part and "Marillion" was born.

It may be a coincidence, but Tolkien also once gave a speach on Beowulf.
This is the classic story on wich the song Grendel is based. The speach
is considered a landmark in Anglo-Saxon studies.

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