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My good Cousin Radagast


Apr 26 2013, 10:26pm

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Hi everyone,

I am currently re-reading The Hobbit and I've noticed something which caught my attention this time. In the chapter 'Queer Lodgings' at some point Gandalf speaks to Beorn and said: ''perhaps you have heard of my good cousin Radagast who lives near the Southern borders of Mirkwood''. But what does he mean by my cousin? Is it that at that time Tolkien intended the Wizard to be a family of Middle-Earth ( And not yet the background Istari and Maiar as we know later on LOTR) or is there another meaning I don't get?

Thanks all.

(This post was edited by sam90 on Apr 26 2013, 10:28pm)

Subject User Time
My good Cousin Radagast sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Apr 26 2013, 10:26pm
    I'm sure it's an old conception. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Apr 26 2013, 10:37pm
    In the annotated Hobbit Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Apr 27 2013, 1:15pm
        It makes sense sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Apr 27 2013, 7:32pm
    "Cousin" is a very general term. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Apr 28 2013, 1:01am
    They're not related PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Apr 28 2013, 1:33pm
        I wonder how devious the intent was CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Apr 28 2013, 10:08pm
    Relations and relevance Frostbitten Send a private message to Frostbitten May 2 2013, 3:42pm


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