Originally posted by Harad
Well there you go. The authoritative answer. A man that could turn into a bear. Kinda changes your idea of a "man," now don't it?
Originally posted by Elbereth
Kit, you got me thinking....WHO ARE THE BEORNINGS?...Are they decendent of Beorn, or is Beorn a Beorning, or are they people who live in the valley between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood forest?.....I'm so confused
Originally posted by GladrielElf1985
I have not actually thought about this in this sense, but now that it is brought to my attention, I must say, good question. I moreorless think that the similarities between characters in the two stories was not planned, but can be attributed to Tolkien's unique writing style and the fact that all characters are living in the same time and place. There are bound to be simililar characters just as there are in real life. I would personally like to think that Beorn and Bombadil are in some way distant cousins. It helps me to rationalize how they are both so eccentric. But thats just me [/QUOT
I don't beleive they are cousins i think they are not related in any way but are both just masters of themselves and don't speak to many people and keep to themselves. They serve no man but themselves and a part from that are completley different. Tom's supposedley a maia and beorn is maybe a decendants of beats that used to hunt with orome? OR his he a maia as well?
Originally posted by ssgrif
Beorn was of the race of Men.
Originally posted by Hirila
Aren`t they descendants of Beor the Old ?(Great-great-great...grandfather to Beren)
Could be! I mean: didn`t Beren take the skin of Draugluin the beast Huan slew. And didn`t Beren take the form of that beast when he pulled the skin over?
I think the beornings are from a sideline of this family tree.