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Fastitocalon

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Fastitocalon was a legendary sea monster, apparently the last of the mighty Turtle-fishes. He is only mentioned in Hobbit verse.[1]

Fastitocalon was the size of a small island and vegetation would often grow on his back when not submerged, adding to his deceitful appearance as an actual island. Because of his huge size, sailors landed on his back only to drown when he dove underwater.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Fastitocalon"