Tolkien fact 35 – Bandobras, the Bullroarer

[Originally posted on April 6th, 2015]

As seen in the prologue to The Lord of the Rings, hobbits are a peculiar people. Most easily noted is their height. They are very short: ranging from two to four feet. A notable hobbit, known for his height and bravery, is Bandobras Took (the Bullroarer). He fought in the Battle of the Green Fields and is mentioned in The Hobbit (movie). He was 4’5″ (which is exceptionally tall for a hobbit) and was able to ride an actual horse. His height was surpassed only by Merry and Pippin in the Third Age, as they drank the Ent draught from Treebeard which caused them to grow.


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