This weekend, Hall of Fire turns to one of Tolkien’s most enigmatic and mysterious creations — Entwives.
Entwives and the Brown Lands
‘You never see any, hm, any Ents round there do you?’ he asked. ‘Well, not Ents, Entwives I should really say.’
‘Entwives?’ said Pippin. ‘Are they like you at all?’
Ents and Entwives — the Onodrim — are creation of the Vala Yavanna and among the oldest of living creatures. Entwives, in particular, have long been an object of fascination for Tolkien fans. But what do we really know about them and their fate?
Are they a derivation of Green Man myths and legends? What did happen in the Brown Lands? Did any Entwives actually escape, and might they really be found near the Sea of Rhun as recently intimated in a map that Tolkien may have annotated for a reader in 1971?
Farewell to Fangorn by Luca Bonatti.
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