LotR Facts: Part 6. Derpy derp Dwarves herpa derp TOM BOMBADILLO! I highly encourage you all to read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Silmarilion and Children
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LotR Facts: Part 6

Derpy derp Dwarves herpa derp TOM BOMBADILLO! I highly encourage you all to read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Silmarilion and Children of Hurin, they are like the best books ever and I get all my info and facts from those books. I am not a Tolkien guru by any means, I've just read the books ;)
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Derpy derp Dwarves herpa derp TOM BOMBADILLO! I highly encourage you all to read The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Silmarilion and Children of Hurin, they are like the best books ever and I get all my info and facts from those books. I am not a Tolkien guru by any means, I've just read the books ;)
Part 5: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4675290/LotR+Facts+Part+5/
Part 4: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4674192/LotR+Facts+Part+4/
Part 3: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4672258/LotR+Facts+Part+3/
Part 2: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4670579/LotR+Facts+Part+2/
Part 1: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4669343/Lord+of+the+Rings+Facts/

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User avatar #115 - theshadowed (07/13/2013) [-]
Yay you did Dwarves galgawine!
#114 - gallifreyan (07/13/2013) [-]
Have some Dwarves in kilts because reasons.
#106 - lolimaretard (07/11/2013) [-]
dubs decides profile pic
dubs decides profile pic
User avatar #116 to #106 - leutdan (01/18/2014) [-]
**leutdan rolls 24**
make it your tiny dick
#100 - zaggystirdust (07/11/2013) [-]
I'm still reading Fellowship of the Ring.   
   
But when I'm done with the series I swear I will read through all of these comps
I'm still reading Fellowship of the Ring.

But when I'm done with the series I swear I will read through all of these comps
#98 - CoolStoryBrosky (07/11/2013) [-]
Related: My gandalf pipe came in last night!
#93 - mattdoggy (07/11/2013) [-]
OP is taking this post to the Front page
OP is taking this post to the Front page
#97 to #93 - doubleac (07/11/2013) [-]
Totally didn't mean to reply to this xp
#96 to #93 - doubleac (07/11/2013) [-]
I think Tom may be based off a priest. Maybe the one that raised Tolkien?
User avatar #91 - atrumaliger (07/11/2013) [-]
you'd be wise to talk about dragons, and men a bit more. :3
#89 - potatophucker (07/11/2013) [-]
Sigh... "Zip"
User avatar #90 to #89 - majorcris (07/11/2013) [-]
yeah, brb, imma go fap to ones that dont have beards
User avatar #88 - llpanic (07/11/2013) [-]
tom bombadil saurom

i like this song
User avatar #85 - hotschurl (07/11/2013) [-]
Suggestions / ideas for part 7:
- The Witch-King of Angmar and the other Nazgûl
- Minas Morgul
- The Valar and/or Maiar (e.g. the names and roles of the Valar, or the different kinds of Maiar in the world, like the Istari(Wizards) and Balrogs)
- The Mouth of Sauron (there isn't terribly much to say about him, but i always found him an intriguing character)
- Awesome creatures in Tolkien's universe in general, like Ungolianth, Gothmog, dragons, ...
- The story of Sauron
- Something from the First Age (There are many famous people from that time whose names pop up every now and then in LotR, like Ecthelion for example)
- The Ents

Hopefully you can draw some inspiration from these suggestions, i love your work. People like you are what makes funnyjunk awesome. You and samio are my favorte OC-creators in a long time.
#110 to #85 - ecthelion (07/12/2013) [-]
I don't mean to brag, but I am quite famous. And awesome.
User avatar #111 to #110 - hotschurl (07/12/2013) [-]
Hey Ecthelion! So how did the battle with Gothmog go?
User avatar #112 to #111 - ecthelion (07/12/2013) [-]
Damn man. People have it all wrong. We were actually hammered, and wanted to go for a dip. And, well, I was reincarnated as a sloth. 'Nuff said.
#84 - friendlyanonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
Sorry if this has already been posted. Haven't made it to the comments section and I don't plan on checking.
#83 - whatasickname (07/11/2013) [-]
That is pretty ****** metal
#80 - hotschurl (07/11/2013) [-]
"rolls a 20 and gets a critical hit on Azog"
"rolls a 20 and gets a critical hit on Azog"
#79 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
Played with tom in a GBA lotr game and wholy **** did i get lost around in those woods.....all to find a ************* feather
User avatar #76 - xpurpledragonx (07/11/2013) [-]
Can someone tell me what tom is? Also I'd like to hear about where all the races came from. I know you covered the dwarves, elves, and humans, but here did the hobbits come from or goblins, or ents.
User avatar #107 to #76 - CoolStoryBrosky (07/11/2013) [-]
Eru is the god figure of LOTR, and he created 15 demi-god type beings called Valar.
The Valor are reminiscent of Ancient Polytheistic beliefs in that each one represents a particular trait, and in many instances a particular race.

There are two classes of races within LOTR,
-The Free, or good races
-The Enslaved, or evil races

The free races, also seen as the good races -- i.e Elves, Dwarves, Humans, etc. were races that were created by the valar with the consent of Eru. Eru essentially gave them life and free will.

There was one valar who didn't like having to go through Eru though, his name was Melkor. Melkor attempted to create races without the help and against the will of Eru. These are the evil/enslaved races. These consist of the Orcs, Goblins, trolls, etc.

The wizards are essentially lesser, weaker spirits that were sent by the Valar to represent them in middle earth.

Hope this helped.
#108 to #107 - cheno ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
As far as I know:

Eru created more than 15 valar, but only a small number of valar entered Arda(Earth).

Elves and Men were created bu Eru. The valars didn't even know when and where the elves would appear in the first place.

Doesn't really matter, correct me if my understanding of these things are wrong.



User avatar #109 to #108 - CoolStoryBrosky (07/11/2013) [-]
There were more than 15 Ainur,
the Valar were the Ainur who entered Arda

and you're correct, the elves and men were the only two races directly created by Eru.
User avatar #94 to #76 - ljxjlos (07/11/2013) [-]
The only answer on what Tom is, is what his wife, Goldberry said. She was asked: "What is Tom?" and answered "Tom is". He simply is. Tolkien himself said that Tom was one of the questions that will never be answered...No matter what you hear abozt him being, it´s just theories, as there really is no answer.
User avatar #82 to #76 - Hyoukin (07/11/2013) [-]
Oh, and off the top of my head, ents are spirits sent to inhabit trees by Eru Illuvatar at the request of Vala Yavanna, who created plants and forests. She pleaded with Illuvatar to give her beloved creations a means of protection, since Melkor (Morgoth) was destroying them. So, he created the Shepherds of the Forest (Tree-herder/ent) to be protectors and guardians of the forests, and all living plant life that couldn't otherwise defend itself.

Their female counterparts, the Entwives, were cultivators and enjoyed planting things, and teaching Men the arts of agriculture. They were driven out and displaced by Sauron who destroyed their gardens, and eventually disappeared. It's not known what exactly happened to them, they simply were never seen or heard from again. That's why, if you've read the books or seen the films, Treebeard remarks that they were simply "lost" and couldn't be found.
User avatar #81 to #76 - Hyoukin (07/11/2013) [-]
Tom is simply known by most races by names that mean ancient and eldest. His exact origins, or what race of being he belongs to is never actually revealed.
#75 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
I lust want to let you know, I always do a little dance in my seat whenever I see your LotR fact compilations. Good job OP. Have a thumb.
#72 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
**** yeah, tom bombadill
#70 - lordraine ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
The Tom Bombadil thing is actually not correct. We know what Tom is because we know what's been implied by his appearance.

Claiming that Tom is "the personification of the Earth," and is thus unaffected, is an old theory about what he is, but it's also factually incorrect. The power Sauron wields can corrupt the Earth. The spiders represent that, as do the Wargs and a few other things. The One Ring holds the power to poison and corrupt the earth and all things upon it, because of how it was wrought (which is another explanation entirely involving Melkor and what the elves were trying to do when they made their three rings).

Furthermore, Toms own statements place him at a point 'before' the Earth began. He didn't awaken at the first drops of rain, or was born the moment the light came into being. He bore witness to them taking place. He was already present before they happened, in other words. He remembers the before time, when there was only darkness and it was not terrible, because evil had not yet come into it

Tom isn't "the Earth."

The only explanation that's made sense is that Tom is one of the Ainur, or the Primal Spirits created by Iluvatar, who is essencially YHWH. The Ainur, not quite Archangels and not quite polytheistic gods, but in the same general category, sang the world into being, at Iluvatar's prompting.

Many of them descended to Arda, or the world, afterwards, for various reasons. Of them, there were fourteen that we know by name, that were greater than the others. Those that were great were known as the Valar, and were in essence gods. Those that were lesser were known as the Maiar, and were rather like demigods. Gandalf, Saruman, Sauron, and Radaghast are all Maiar, just for reference.

Tom must be one of the Ainur. There is no other thing he could be. The debate is not what he is, but rather, which ONE is he. There are many theories as to this.

I have my own, if any cares to hear it, but he can't be a personification of the Earth.
User avatar #95 to #70 - ljxjlos (07/11/2013) [-]
You´re actually not entirely right, yourself, either.

Tolkien actually said that Tom is neither Eru Illuvatar himself, nor one of the Ainur, in a letter. It´s still a popular theory.

But we already know that there are creatures that haven´t been created by the song of Eru and the Ainur, Ungoliath for example, or the creatures under Durins Bridge, that Gandalf stated to be older than Sauron, who like himself, was present at the creation of Arda.
#78 to #70 - xxitzchubbsxx ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
i want to hear your theory please.
User avatar #73 to #70 - Hreidmar (07/11/2013) [-]
One thing that I can point out is that I agree when you say that he can't be a personification of the Earth. But I think that he can be the personification of the IDEA of the Earth, as something unwavering and eternal. Tom Bombadil might represent the ideal of what the Earth should be.

Then again, that's just conjecture of mine. It's been a long, long time since I've read Tolien's books.
#74 to #73 - emiyashirou (07/11/2013) [-]
What if Bombadil is actually Illuvatar himself. Plot Twist.
#69 - wmpedo (07/11/2013) [-]
O slender as a willow-wand! O clearer than clear water!
O reed by the living pool! Fair river-daughter!
O spring-time and summer-time, and spring again after!
O wind on the waterfall, and the leaves' laughter!

Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow;
Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow.
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