RE: [TolkienDiscussions] Tom Bombadil
- An obvious red herring to throw you off the scent :o)
The Valar are sitting happily in Valinor
Eru is the missing entity
We know that Tom Bombadil has greater powers than all known Maiar, Elves and
Let's argue inconclusively for a few days!
From: Wilson, Bruce [mailto:brucewilson@...]
We don't know. In the LETTERS, JRRT himself said that he deliberately left
TB's nature unexplained.
My opinion is that he was a Maia of Yavanna, and Goldberry was a Maia of
Ulmo. Some people think that he is Eru, despite the fact that JRRT
specifically said that he was NOT.
From: ezzunmc [mailto:ian_brann@...]
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 8:35 AM
Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Tom Bombadil
Just who is Tom Bombadil? In the boook, it hints Gandalf is an old
acquaintance & it suggests there is more to him than meets the eye.
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Of course it reminds you of Hiawatha; Longfellow deliberately chose that meter for Hiawatha because he felt that it was a suitable one for the subject.
Anyone ever read Lewis Carroll's parody of "Hiawatha"?
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