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'''Bungo Baggins''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 2846 - 2926, died aged 80) was the eldest child of [[Mungo Baggins]] and [[Laura Grubb]].  
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'''Bungo Baggins''' ({{TA|2846}} - {{TA|2926|n}}, died aged 80<ref name="Baggins">{{App|C1}}</ref>) was a well-to-do [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], and the father of [[Bilbo Baggins]].  Father and son were so much alike, in looks and behavior, that Bilbo seemed like a "second edition" of his "solid and comfortable" father.<ref name="Party">{{H|Party}}</ref>
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Bungo had an aptitude for either remembering or coining proverbs.  Bilbo quoted his father's sayings "third time pays for all" before making his first descent into [[Erebor]]<ref>{{H|Inside}}</ref> and "while there's life there's hope" when leading the Dwarves down to [[Smaug]]'s lair.<ref>{{H|Home}}</ref>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Bungo, a well-to-do [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], married into the [[Took Family|Took]] clan when he wed [[Belladonna Took]], daughter of the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]], in [[Third Age 2880|1280]] by [[Shire Reckoning]]. Bungo and Belladonna had only one child together, the infamous [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>{{App|Baggins}}</ref>
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Bungo was the eldest child of [[Mungo Baggins]] and [[Laura Grubb]]. He married [[Belladonna Took]], daughter of the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]], in {{SR|1280}}. Bungo and Belladonna had only one child together, the infamous [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref name="Baggins"/>
  
Apart from fathering Bilbo, Bungo's other achievement is that he built and excavated the rather luxurious [[Bag End]] in the [[Hobbiton Hill|Hill]] in [[Hobbiton]].<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref>  
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Apart from fathering Bilbo, Bungo's other achievements were that he built and excavated the rather luxurious [[Bag End]] in the [[Hobbiton Hill|Hill]] in [[Hobbiton]] and that he laid down several bottles of [[Old Winyards]] wine that would be enjoyed by [[Rorimac Brandybuck]] after [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]]<ref name="Party"/> and by the small party on [[21 September]] {{TA|3018}} that [[Frodo Baggins]] gave before leaving Bag End.<ref>{{FR|Three}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
The name ''Bungo'' was meaningless in contemporary [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]]. It represented an original name ''Bunga''.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
 
The name ''Bungo'' was meaningless in contemporary [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]]. It represented an original name ''Bunga''.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:A portrait of Bungo Baggins hangs in Bag End. It is based on a beardless [[Peter Jackson]].<ref>[[Peter Jackson]], [[Fran Walsh]], [[Philippa Boyens]], {{fotree}}, "[[Farewell Dear Bilbo]]", Director's commentary</ref>
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'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|Sierra's The Hobbit]]'':'''
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:A portrait of Belladonna, Bungo and a young Bilbo hangs at Bag End. As he looks at it, Bilbo exclaims "A Hobbit couldn't wish for nicer parents".<ref>''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'', "Hobitton"</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[:Category:Images of Bungo Baggins|Images of Bungo Baggins]]
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Revision as of 23:29, 16 June 2012

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Bungo Baggins
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1246
DeathS.R. 1326
Family
ParentageMungo Baggins + Laura Grubb
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bungo Baggins (T.A. 2846 - 2926, died aged 80[1]) was a well-to-do Hobbit, and the father of Bilbo Baggins. Father and son were so much alike, in looks and behavior, that Bilbo seemed like a "second edition" of his "solid and comfortable" father.[2]

Bungo had an aptitude for either remembering or coining proverbs. Bilbo quoted his father's sayings "third time pays for all" before making his first descent into Erebor[3] and "while there's life there's hope" when leading the Dwarves down to Smaug's lair.[4]

Contents

History

Bungo was the eldest child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb. He married Belladonna Took, daughter of the Old Took, in S.R. 1280. Bungo and Belladonna had only one child together, the infamous Bilbo Baggins.[1]

Apart from fathering Bilbo, Bungo's other achievements were that he built and excavated the rather luxurious Bag End in the Hill in Hobbiton and that he laid down several bottles of Old Winyards wine that would be enjoyed by Rorimac Brandybuck after Bilbo's Farewell Party[2] and by the small party on 21 September T.A. 3018 that Frodo Baggins gave before leaving Bag End.[5]

Etymology

The name Bungo was meaningless in contemporary Hobbitish Westron. It represented an original name Bunga.[6]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

A portrait of Bungo Baggins hangs in Bag End. It is based on a beardless Peter Jackson.[7]

2003: Sierra's The Hobbit:

A portrait of Belladonna, Bungo and a young Bilbo hangs at Bag End. As he looks at it, Bilbo exclaims "A Hobbit couldn't wish for nicer parents".[8]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Inside Information"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Not at Home"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  7. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition) , "Farewell Dear Bilbo", Director's commentary
  8. The Hobbit (2003 video game), "Hobitton"