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Fastitocalon

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Did this mythical creature of Hobbit-lore actually exist or was it truely an allegory of the destruction of Numenore?
 

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I have obviously stumped everyone!
 

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Old horny Fastitocalon!

It seems likely that 'Old Horny' was indeed an allegory of the downfall, sometimes hobbit-lore can be deceivingly acurate as in the case of the Oliphaunt. But what then are Mewlips? and where is Merlock mountain? Those hobbits and their pipe-weed!!!
 
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I don't remember reading about Fastitocalon, but it's been a while since I've read the books. Where is this "being" talked about? I'd like to re-read that passage. Thanks.
 

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The Fastitocalon is a poem in 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil'. According to Tolkien, the poems come from the Red Book of Westmarch and are little scraps of Hobbit-Lore...
 

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Yes I have to read that book too,
Did this mythical creature of Hobbit-lore actually exist or was it truely an allegory of the destruction of Numenore?
You mean that in this poem there are some "creatures" like this Mewlips (if they are creatures) I would like to know if someone can explain.
thanks
 

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