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Blanco

Blanco
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBree
The Shire
Family
SiblingsMarcho
Physical Description
GenderMale

Blanco was one of the two Bree-hobbits who founded the Shire in Third Age 1601. The other was his brother, Marcho.[1]

Contents

[edit] Etymology

Old English blanca means "horse".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marcho
fl. T.A. 1601
 
BLANCO
fl. T.A. 1601
 


[edit] Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany, whose names are relevant to horses.[2].

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. An Introduction to Elvish, An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk