Thread: Ent-Wives
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Old 10-30-2001, 09:03 AM   #5
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Originally posted by finwe:
<STRONG>Does anyone think that the walking Elm tree mentioned by Sam as ahving been seen by his cousin Hal in Chapter 2 of FOTR could av been an Entwife.</STRONG>
I very much doubt that. We know that over time Ents changed to resemble those trees they were closest to, and that the walking tree was supposed to be an Elm tree. We also know that the Entwives were gardeners (or farmers) and not tree-shepherds. It's logical to assume that just like the males of their species, the Entwives would change to resemble the things they care for - and therefore they would resemble garden-plants, not elm trees.

The theory you suggest is very popular though.

[ October 30, 2001: Message edited by: Elenhin ]
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