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'''Bandobras Took''' "The Bullroarer" was the son of either [[Thain]] [[Isengrim Took II|Isengrim II]] or [[Isengrim Took III|Isumbras III]] (sources differ) of the [[Took Family|Took]] line, Bandobras was famous for averting a goblin invasion of the [[Shire]] at the [[Battle of Greenfields]], and personally slaying the goblins' leader, [[Golfimbul]].
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'''Bandobras "the Bullroarer" Took''' was the son of [[Thain]] [[Isengrim Took III|Isumbras III]] of the [[Took Family|Took]] line.  
  
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==History==
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Bandobras was famous for averting a goblin invasion of [[the Shire]] at the [[Battle of Greenfields]], and personally slaying the goblins' leader, [[Golfimbul]].<ref name="Party">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Hobbit]]'', "[[An Unexpected Party]]"</ref>
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==Parentage==
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In editions prior to the [[The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)|50th Anniversary Edition]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'', the Prologue gave Bandobras' father as [[Isengrim Took II|Isengrim II]]. This was based on an earlier version of the Took family tree, but was never corrected.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page 6</ref>
 
==Inspirations==
 
==Inspirations==
It is possible [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] was inspired by George von Hohenzoller
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It is possible [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] was inspired by one George von Hohenzollern, who, like the Bullroarer to Bilbo, held the image of the bold ancestor to Tolkien:
{{quote|He [the Bullroarer] charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbul's head clean off with a wooden club.|[[An Unexpected Party]], [[The Hobbit]]}}
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{{quote|He [the Bullroarer] charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbul's head clean off with a wooden club.|"[[An Unexpected Party]]"<ref name="Party"/>}}
{{quote|She [Tolkien’s aunt Grace] alleged that the family name ['Tolkien'] had originally been ‘von Hohenzollern’, for they had emanated from the Hohenzollern district of the Holy Roman Empire. A certain George von Hohenzollern had, she said, fought on the side of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He had shown great daring in leading an unofficial raid against the Turks and capturing the Sultan’s standard. This (said Aunt Grace) was why he was given the nickname Tollkühn, 'foolhardy'; and the name stuck.|[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]}}
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{{quote|She [Tolkien's aunt Grace] alleged that the family name ["Tolkien"] had originally been "von Hohenzollern", for they had emanated from the Hohenzollern district of the Holy Roman Empire. A certain George von Hohenzollern had, she said, fought on the side of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He had shown great daring in leading an unofficial raid against the Turks and capturing the Sultan’s standard. This (said Aunt Grace) was why he was given the nickname Tollkühn, "foolhardy"; and the name stuck.|[[Humphrey Carpenter]], ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]''}}
  
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Bandobras Took
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Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
Family
ParentageIsumbras III
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bandobras "the Bullroarer" Took was the son of Thain Isumbras III of the Took line.

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History

Bandobras was famous for averting a goblin invasion of the Shire at the Battle of Greenfields, and personally slaying the goblins' leader, Golfimbul.[1]

Parentage

In editions prior to the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings, the Prologue gave Bandobras' father as Isengrim II. This was based on an earlier version of the Took family tree, but was never corrected.[2]

Inspirations

It is possible J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired by one George von Hohenzollern, who, like the Bullroarer to Bilbo, held the image of the bold ancestor to Tolkien:

"He [the Bullroarer] charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbul's head clean off with a wooden club."
― "An Unexpected Party"[1]
"She [Tolkien's aunt Grace] alleged that the family name ["Tolkien"] had originally been "von Hohenzollern", for they had emanated from the Hohenzollern district of the Holy Roman Empire. A certain George von Hohenzollern had, she said, fought on the side of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He had shown great daring in leading an unofficial raid against the Turks and capturing the Sultan’s standard. This (said Aunt Grace) was why he was given the nickname Tollkühn, "foolhardy"; and the name stuck."
Humphrey Carpenter, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  2. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, page 6