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Old 07-24-2001, 08:25 AM   #17
Haunting Spirit
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Re: where did bombadil came from

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Tom is an enigma, a personification of the earth yet at the same time not of Ea.

And even in a mythical Age there must be some enigmas, as there always are. Tom Bombadil is one (intentionally)(Letter 144)

In historical fact I put him in because I had already 'invented' him independently (he first appeared in the Oxford Magazine) and wanted an adventure on the way.(letter 153)

...but Glorfindel, I think, is right. Power to defy our Enemy is not in him, unless such power is in the earth itself.(The council of elrond)

I agree <img src=smile.gif ALT="">

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