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'''Entwives''' were the mates of the [[Ents]], who had their gardens in the regions later known as the [[Brown Lands]]. When [[Sauron]] blasted that region, the Entwives escaped into the wilds of [[Middle-earth]] and were lost to the Ents (or so the Ents themselves believed). There is some speculation that they may have went into northern [[Eriador]] but little evidence exists.  
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'''Entwives''' were the mates of the [[Ents]]. They had gardens in the regions later known as the [[Brown Lands]] and had taught agriculture to [[Men]] and [[Hobbits]].  
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When [[Sauron]] burned that region to stop the advance of the [[Last Alliance]] down the [[Anduin]], the Entwives were either destroyed, or escaped into the wilds of [[Middle-earth]] and were lost to the Ents (or so the Ents themselves believed). Some of those who fled to the [[East]] were probably enslaved as farmers to feed the armies of the [[Men of Darkness]].<ref>{{L|144}}</ref>
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[[Treebeard]] would tell [[Merry]] and [[Pippin]] that the Entwives would love [[Eriador|their country]]. Indeed sometime before the [[War of the Ring]], [[Halfast Gamgee]] claimed that he saw an [[elm]]-like "Tree-Man" walking in the [[North Moors]]<ref>{{FR|Shadow}}</ref>. However it was never learned whether the "Tree-Man" was an Ent, an Entwife, or just a story.
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
One of the primary daggers on the survival of the Entwives is found in [[Letter 144]] of ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]:
 
One of the primary daggers on the survival of the Entwives is found in [[Letter 144]] of ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]:
{{quote|I think that in fact the Entwives had disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the War of the Last Alliance (Second Age 3429 – 3441) when Sauron pursued a scorched earth policy and burned their land against the advance of the Allies down the Anduin...|[[Letter 144]]}}
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{{quote|I think that in fact the Entwives had disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the War of the Last Alliance ([[Second Age]] {{SA|3429|n}} {{SA|3441|n}}) when Sauron pursued a scorched earth policy and burned their land against the advance of the Allies down the Anduin...|[[Letter 144]]}}
  
===See also===
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==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Entwives|Images of Entwives]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Entwives|Images of Entwives]]
 
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* [[The Ent and the Entwife]] (song/poem)
How a song called The Ent and The Entwife mentions another possibility.
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The Ent and the Entwife is an Elvish song that Treebeard sings to Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. It is about the Ents' desire that their wives come back to them, and the prophecy that that they might find a land where both Ents and Entwives can be happy together, though this will only be found after both have lost everything. The verses alternate points- of-view between the Ent and the Entwife.
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Ent: When Spring unfolds the beechen leaf, and sap is in the bough;
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When light is on the wild-wood stream, and wind is on the brow;
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When stride is long, and breath is deep, and keen the mountain-air, Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my land is fair!
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Entwife: When Spring is come to garth and field, and corn is in the blade;
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When blossom like a shining snow is on the orchard ladi;
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When shower and Sun upon the Earth with fragrance fill the air, I'll linger here, and will not come, because my land is fair.
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Ent: When Summer lies upon the world, and in a noon of gold Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold;When woodland halls arae green and cool, and wind is in the West, Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my land is best!
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Entwife: When Summer warms the hanging fruit and burns the berry brown;When Straw is gold, and ear is white, and harvest comest ot town; When honey spills, and apple swells, though wind be in the West, I'll linger here beneath the Sun, because my land is best!
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Ent: When Winter comes, the winter wild that hill and wood shall slay; When trees shall fall and starless night devour the sunless day;When wind is in the deadly East, then in the bitter rain I'll look for thee, and call to thee; I'll come to thee again!
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Entwife: When Winter comes, and singing ends; when darkness falls at last; When broken is the barren bough, and light and labour past; I'll look for thee, and wait for thee, until we meet again: Together we will take the road beneath the bitter rain!
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Both: Together we will take the road that leads into the West,And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest.
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== External Links ==
 
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* [http://www.minastirith.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001541 I found the Entwives!] - Theory on the location of the Entwives. (MinasTirith.com)
 
* [http://www.minastirith.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001541 I found the Entwives!] - Theory on the location of the Entwives. (MinasTirith.com)
 
* [http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=12512 I found the Entwives!] - Discussion on the where-abouts of the Entwives. (BarrowDowns.com)
 
* [http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=12512 I found the Entwives!] - Discussion on the where-abouts of the Entwives. (BarrowDowns.com)
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*[http://tolkien.slimy.com/tfaq/EnemyMisc.html#Entwives What became of the Entwives?] from the [[Tolkien FAQ]]
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Entwives were the mates of the Ents. They had gardens in the regions later known as the Brown Lands and had taught agriculture to Men and Hobbits.

When Sauron burned that region to stop the advance of the Last Alliance down the Anduin, the Entwives were either destroyed, or escaped into the wilds of Middle-earth and were lost to the Ents (or so the Ents themselves believed). Some of those who fled to the East were probably enslaved as farmers to feed the armies of the Men of Darkness.[1]

Treebeard would tell Merry and Pippin that the Entwives would love their country. Indeed sometime before the War of the Ring, Halfast Gamgee claimed that he saw an elm-like "Tree-Man" walking in the North Moors[2]. However it was never learned whether the "Tree-Man" was an Ent, an Entwife, or just a story.

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[edit] Background

One of the primary daggers on the survival of the Entwives is found in Letter 144 of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien:

"I think that in fact the Entwives had disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the War of the Last Alliance (Second Age 34293441) when Sauron pursued a scorched earth policy and burned their land against the advance of the Allies down the Anduin..."
Letter 144

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 144, (dated 25 April 1954)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"