Lord of the Rings references in Destiny?

Just a few that I have noticed playing the game and also from looking stuff up/speaking with friends.

Has anyone else noticed any other Lord of the Rings references? Do you think this is all coincidence? I don't, but share your thoughts!

I've never watched Lord of the Rings but this definitely makes it seem like they are referring to it.  Nice catch.  This is a list of gun names in the game that most likely refer to a number of other things outside of the game.  Something I also noticed was that the strike boss Valus Ta'aurc is likely a reference to the first Colossus you fight in Shadow of the Colossus whose name is Valus.

Yeah it's neat that the game is full of references like that. 
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