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Who is Tom Bombadil?

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HLGStrider

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Hello, Mr. Evil Wizard. . .

This thread comes up every so often (this subject).

The answer, according to Tolkien himself in letters, is that no one knows. Tom was meant to be a purposeful enigma.

I'm sure a mod or someone else can find you links to a thread about this (there have been many), but I'm lousy at making links.

I've heard theories, of course. Everything from Maia to Earth Spirit.
 

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Two of the craziest I can remeber are The Witch King (which I think either Craigsmith or someone else preached on TTL) or Eru.
 

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