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good point


Jul 11 2013, 10:56am

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good point [In reply to] Can't Post

That's another connection. When Tolkien called Bombadil "the spirit of the vanishing English countryside" he was most likely implying that the power resided as much in the land as in the being. Elrond (or is it Gandalf?) says as much. When someone says that Bombadil has the power to resist the Ring, the answer is something like, "Not unless that power be found in the earth itself".

One big difference is that Grahame, like Lewis, used figures from Classical mythology while Tolkien preferred to use Northern European models and his own imagination.

(This post was edited by dijomaja on Jul 11 2013, 10:57am)

Subject User Time
Bombadil and the Piper at The Gates of Dawn dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Jul 4 2013, 12:44pm
    I see what you mean to some extent elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 4 2013, 6:56pm
    Spirits of the countryside Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Jul 4 2013, 7:33pm
        agreed dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Jul 5 2013, 10:45am
    Never thought of that Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jul 8 2013, 12:52am
        good point dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Jul 11 2013, 10:56am


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