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Radagast and Saruman in The Hobbit book

SauonWasHere
The Shire

Nov 15 2012, 3:35pm

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HI all please correct me- are these characters even mentioned in The Hobbit book?


macfalk
Valinor


Nov 15 2012, 3:36pm

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Radagast was, in "Queer Lodgings", chapter 7 // [In reply to] Can't Post

 Saruman was not mentioned, at least not in my copy of TH



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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Fardragon
Rohan

Nov 15 2012, 3:37pm

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Radagast is. [In reply to] Can't Post

Saruman's involvement is in RotK appendix.

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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 3:54pm

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Saruman can only be indirectly inferred without going to LotR... [In reply to] Can't Post

As others have stated, Gandalf gives Radagast's name as a referral to Beorn, who knows the Brown Wizard. Saruman is the head of Gandalf's order and so his existance is implied in the "council of white wizards" that Gandalf mentions in front of Bilbo when they return to Rivendell.

Much more is made at the Council of Elrond of Saruman's contribution to the White Council's 2941 assault on Dol Guldur. And there is more in the LotR Appendices.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


SauonWasHere
The Shire

Nov 16 2012, 8:17am

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Thx :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

Good point. That was what I recalled- no mention of Saruman specifically, but an INFERENCE.

 
 

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