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Exactly my thoughts; and, what about hobbits?

CuriousG
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Nov 14 2012, 7:42pm


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Exactly my thoughts; and, what about hobbits? [In reply to] Can't Post

I have trouble picturing Aule understanding a willow intimately and telling it what to do and being obeyed. Bombadil is more like a male Yavanna.

I will say for my part, however, that Tolkien created such a detailed world that I couldn't imagine Bombadil being left out of the whole order of things, so I figured he was a Vala or Ainu who stayed behind, as Melian did. Or moved back after the fall of Morgoth, or for whatever reason.

I think it's a sign of the loyalty of Tolkien readers that we figure he doesn't leave anything dangling, and even the cats of Queen Beruthiel have a backstory, so Bombadil must too. But if Tolkien admitted somewhere that Bombadil exists outside of the Big Picture, no one can argue with him.

Now that I think about it, is the creation of hobbits ever accounted for? I can't think of where it is. There have the same enigmatic origins that Bombadil does.

Subject User Time
Why Tom Bombadil is not Aule News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 7 2012, 4:26am
    Why does anyone think he is Aule? Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 7 2012, 5:41pm
        it's beyond me Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 7 2012, 11:56pm
        I could see it. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Nov 8 2012, 12:29am
        I think the original motivation for that theory was: Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Nov 9 2012, 3:07pm
        Exactly my thoughts; and, what about hobbits? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 14 2012, 7:42pm
            RE: what about hobbits Eärwen of Mithlond Send a private message to Eärwen of Mithlond Dec 14 2012, 5:42am
    It never Fails Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Nov 9 2012, 4:40am
        Never mind the fact ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Nov 9 2012, 9:47am
    If we ever found out Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 15 2012, 12:16am

 
 
 

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