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'''Eldest''' was a title for the eldest of all beings. Confusingly, it seems to apply to two different individuals; not only does [[Tom Bombadil]] claim it for himself, but [[Celeborn]] also uses it to address the old [[Ents|Ent]] [[Treebeard]].
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'''Eldest''' was a title for the eldest of all beings. Confusingly, it seems to apply to two different individuals; not only does [[Tom Bombadil]] claim it for himself,<ref>{{FR|I7}}</ref> but [[Celeborn]] also uses it to address the old [[Ents|Ent]] [[Treebeard]].<ref>{{RK|VI6}}</ref>
 
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Revision as of 19:53, 20 August 2011

Eldest was a title for the eldest of all beings. Confusingly, it seems to apply to two different individuals; not only does Tom Bombadil claim it for himself,[1] but Celeborn also uses it to address the old Ent Treebeard.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "In the House of Tom Bombadil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Many Partings"