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Farmer Maggot

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'''Farmer Maggot''' was a [[Hobbit]] who lived in [[Bamfurlong]] in the [[Eastfarthing]] of the [[Shire]]. He farmed in the [[Marish]], close to the Shire's borders. Like many Hobbits of the borderlands he lived above ground, as opposed to a [[Hobbit-holes|Hobbit-hole]].
 
'''Farmer Maggot''' was a [[Hobbit]] who lived in [[Bamfurlong]] in the [[Eastfarthing]] of the [[Shire]]. He farmed in the [[Marish]], close to the Shire's borders. Like many Hobbits of the borderlands he lived above ground, as opposed to a [[Hobbit-holes|Hobbit-hole]].
  
He was very cautious for a Hobbit and kept three large dogs to protect him: [[Fang (dog)|Fang]], [[Grip]], and [[Wolf (dog)|Wolf]].
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He was very cautious for a Hobbit and kept three large dogs to protect him: [[Fang (dog)|Fang]], [[Grip]], and [[Wolf (dog)|Wolf]]. Because [[Frodo Baggins]] used to steal [[mushrooms]] from him, he imagined him as a terrifying strange old Hobbit.
  
 
Farmer Maggot was familiar with [[Tom Bombadil]].
 
Farmer Maggot was familiar with [[Tom Bombadil]].
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Before entering the [[Old Forest]], Frodo, [[Sam Gamgee]] and
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==Etymology==
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Tolkien says that the name "Maggot" is a [[Hobbitish]] name whose meaning is lost in history. ''Maggot'' should not be understood as the English word [[Wikipedia:maggot|maggot]] or larva. The similarity is coincidental.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 08:35, 3 September 2009

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"Farmer" Maggot
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBamfurlong
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorProbably brown

Farmer Maggot was a Hobbit who lived in Bamfurlong in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. He farmed in the Marish, close to the Shire's borders. Like many Hobbits of the borderlands he lived above ground, as opposed to a Hobbit-hole.

He was very cautious for a Hobbit and kept three large dogs to protect him: Fang, Grip, and Wolf. Because Frodo Baggins used to steal mushrooms from him, he imagined him as a terrifying strange old Hobbit.

Farmer Maggot was familiar with Tom Bombadil.

Before entering the Old Forest, Frodo, Sam Gamgee and

Etymology

Tolkien says that the name "Maggot" is a Hobbitish name whose meaning is lost in history. Maggot should not be understood as the English word maggot or larva. The similarity is coincidental.

See Also