Monday, February 28, 2011

A Well Recognized Name

I might as well start with someone almost all fans of the trilogy will instantly remember, the most famous hobbit in middle earth, Bilbo Baggins.Bilbo was the hero of The Hobbit and one of the ring bearers. Though he only plays a small role in the trilogy he is nevertheless the most famous and respected characters in middle earth.

Bilbo was born to Bungo Baggins and Belladonna Took on September 22, T.A. 2890, or S.R. 1290. The Bagginses  of Bag End were one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most respectable hobbit families in Hobbiton until the year 2941 (SR 1341), when Bilbo inexplicably disappeared on his adventure and was thought dead.Though at first an unlikely hero, he accompanied Thorin Oakensheild and his company of Dwarves to retake the Lonely Mountain from the dragon  Smaug. It was on this journey that Bilbo would acquire the one ring.

Bilbo and Gandalf smoking "Pipe-Weed." We know whats in that Pipe
After his eleventy first(111th) birthday Bilbo left the Shire and went to live with the elves in Rivendell. It would be there that he would finish There and Back Again, known to us as The Hobbit. He becomes a scholar of Elven lore, leaving behind the Translations from Elvish , which forms the basis of what is known to us as The Silmarillion. 

When Frodo and the other Hobbits return to Rivendell on their journey home to the Shire, Bilbo is still alive but now visibly aged, the years having caught up with him after he surrendered the Ring. Finally Bilbo accompanies Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, and Frodo to the Grey Havens, there to take ship for Tol Eressea across the sea, on September 29, T.A. 3021. He had already celebrated his 131st birthday by this time, surpassing the Old Took by one year and becoming the oldest living Hobbit ever in Middle-earth.


Sunday, February 27, 2011


The characters of Middle Earth are as diverse as Middle Earth itself. The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created has spawned the extremely successful Lord of the Rings trilogy and numerous games and other media. I have created this blog to give people a more in depth look at some of the various characters of middle earth. Some of the characters I blog about will be easy to recognize by fans of the movie trilogies and the original books others may be unrecognizable except to those who are wise in the lore of middle earth. I will post a new character every day or nearly everyday so come back often to find out about characters that you may not know about or to discover things about your favorite inhabitant of middle earth.