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Who is Tom Bombadil?

Jay236
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Jun 4 2013, 8:00pm


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Who exactly is Tom Bombadil, I mean I know he's a wizard but how is he relevant to the rest of LoTR, considering he is only in one chapter.

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Who is Tom Bombadil? Jay236 Send a private message to Jay236 Jun 4 2013, 8:00pm
    He's in all the chapters. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jun 4 2013, 8:06pm
        That's my theory, too // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jun 18 2013, 10:18pm
    He's not a wizard. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jun 4 2013, 8:32pm
    Tom Bombadil is an enigma Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Jun 4 2013, 10:52pm
    He's in three chapters. Mooseboy018 Send a private message to Mooseboy018 Jun 5 2013, 12:16am
    "Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Jun 5 2013, 1:52am
        ?...Bomby Agrees with Darkstone! Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jun 5 2013, 2:07pm
    Tom is the spirit of nature wildespace Send a private message to wildespace Jun 6 2013, 8:46pm
    One thing I began wondering about when reading about Tom as a vague entity... dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 10 2013, 8:36am
        Absent Immunities JWPlatt Jun 10 2013, 7:40pm
            re: dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 10 2013, 8:39pm
                Eru JWPlatt Jun 10 2013, 8:56pm
                    Tolkien Said in one of his letters that Tom is not Eru and.... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 11 2013, 3:57pm
                        Relevant Text Of Letter 181 JWPlatt Jun 11 2013, 4:22pm
                            Yes I can rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 11 2013, 4:26pm
                            one last question dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 11 2013, 10:30pm
                                interesting thought rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 12 2013, 1:18am
                                    I in turn don't recall any reference to spirits *created after* the Valar and Maiar ;) dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 8:29am
                                        well, since you asked... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 12 2013, 12:36pm
                                            re: ents dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 2:21pm
                                                So Maiar can be classified as "dumb"? rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 12 2013, 7:22pm
                                                    That is not what I said. dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 8:15pm
                                                        my apologies rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 12 2013, 8:34pm
                                                            no offence taken! :) dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 9:28pm
                                                                I believe both of you, Dik and Ranger, are missing an important fact... gandalfsbeard Send a private message to gandalfsbeard Jun 13 2013, 12:15pm
                                                                    Loose Ends JWPlatt Jun 13 2013, 3:57pm
                                                                        exactly... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 13 2013, 5:35pm
                                                                        But can we be sure that resistance to the Ring can be measured by greatness? dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 13 2013, 7:56pm
                                                                            Affected JWPlatt Jun 13 2013, 8:11pm
                                                                                But we can only compare these effects between Tom and mortals who put the Ring on... dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 13 2013, 8:39pm
                                                                                    Speaking For The Elves And Maiar JWPlatt Jun 13 2013, 8:48pm
                                                                                        Gandalf, Galadriel, and Saruman all make that case rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 13 2013, 9:08pm
                                                                                        Misunderstanding? dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 13 2013, 9:39pm
                                                                                            Wearing The Ring JWPlatt Jun 13 2013, 10:04pm
                                                                                                moot point ahead...? dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 13 2013, 10:45pm
                                                                                                    Character JWPlatt Jun 13 2013, 11:22pm
                                                                                                        Function between wearing it and being tempted to wear it rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 14 2013, 3:28am
                                                                                                        Indeed, my friend. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 15 2013, 7:02am
                                                                                                        Re: TB dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 16 2013, 10:48am
                                                                                                            Nature & Comparison JWPlatt Jun 16 2013, 4:18pm
                                                                                                                Bombadil can make the ring disappear Narn_i_Chin_Hurin Send a private message to Narn_i_Chin_Hurin Jun 20 2013, 9:39pm
                                                                                                                    Disappear? JWPlatt Jun 20 2013, 10:08pm
                                                                                                                        It's in FOTR Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jun 20 2013, 10:14pm
                                                                                                                            Disappearing Trick JWPlatt Jun 20 2013, 10:28pm
                                                                                                                                master and caretaker Narn_i_Chin_Hurin Send a private message to Narn_i_Chin_Hurin Jun 21 2013, 9:41pm
                                                                    Good one, thanks! dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 13 2013, 7:43pm
                                                        Still Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jun 12 2013, 8:57pm
                                Tree Rings JWPlatt Jun 12 2013, 3:17am
                                    re: ents dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 8:10am
                Gandalf offers a great explanation of why the Ring does not affect Tom rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 12 2013, 1:34am
                    Perhaps I used wrong phrasing... dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 7:34am
                        however Tom avoided the call of the Ring... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 12 2013, 12:40pm
                            I view this differently. dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 1:31pm
                                Ainu JWPlatt Jun 12 2013, 2:40pm
                                    Interesting! dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Jun 12 2013, 8:48pm
    If you want a good read which covers the major theories... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 11 2013, 3:59pm
        sorry bad link here is the correct one... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Jun 11 2013, 4:12pm
            Link JWPlatt Jun 11 2013, 4:16pm
        Bombadil Stuies JWPlatt Jun 11 2013, 4:28pm
    Who is Tom Bombadil ? KasDel Send a private message to KasDel Jun 12 2013, 11:49pm
    Tom Bombadil as a type of Adam RustyF Send a private message to RustyF Jun 18 2013, 9:15pm
        Responsibility To The Greater Good JWPlatt Jun 18 2013, 9:31pm

 
 
 

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