Tolkien Gateway

Fish

(Difference between revisions)
(Added refs, links. Good catch (npi) on the galaxias, btw)
m
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Fish''' were common throughout the bodies of water in [[Arda]]. There is evidence of fishing with nets in [[Nindamos]] in [[Númenor]] and the [[Ethir Anduin|Ethir]] in [[Gondor]]. The [[Hobbits]] of [[the Shire]] were known to use fishing poles and one of their favorite locations was near [[The Golden Perch]]. [[Gollum]] was also known as enjoying fish and catching them with his bare hands. It was during a fishing trip that Gollum acquired [[the One Ring]].
+
'''Fish''' were common throughout the bodies of water in [[Arda]]. It were the chief source of food at all times in [[Númenor]] as fish were abundant through out the coast of the island. [[Guild of Venturers|Mariners]] of Númenor were mostly drawn from the fisher folk. There is evidence of fishing with nets in [[Nindamos]] in [[Númenor]] and [[Ethir Anduin|Ethir]] in [[Gondor]]. The [[Hobbits]] of [[the Shire]] were known to use fishing poles and one of their favorite locations was near [[The Golden Perch]]. The [[Stoors]] of the [[Gladden Fields]] were also a fishing community. [[Déagol]] and [[Sméagol]](later known as [[Gollum]]) who found [[the One Ring]] during a fishing trip were Stoors. Gollum was also known to enjoy fish and he used to fish in the most unusual way, with his bare hands.  
 +
 
 +
[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] even gave words to Gollum's love for fish as a song sung by Gollum when at [[The Forbidden Pool|the forbidden pool]] in [[Ithilien]].
 +
<center>
 +
''"The rock and pool,<br>''
 +
''is nice and cool.<br> ''
 +
''So Juicy Sweet!<br> ''
 +
''Our only wish<br> ''
 +
''is to catch a fish.<br>''
 +
''So juicy sweet!"''
 +
</center>
  
 
The ''Gollum galaxias'' (''Galaxias gollumoides'') is a fresh-water fish named after Gollum due to its large eyes.
 
The ''Gollum galaxias'' (''Galaxias gollumoides'') is a fresh-water fish named after Gollum due to its large eyes.

Revision as of 05:24, 27 February 2008

Fish were common throughout the bodies of water in Arda. It were the chief source of food at all times in Númenor as fish were abundant through out the coast of the island. Mariners of Númenor were mostly drawn from the fisher folk. There is evidence of fishing with nets in Nindamos in Númenor and Ethir in Gondor. The Hobbits of the Shire were known to use fishing poles and one of their favorite locations was near The Golden Perch. The Stoors of the Gladden Fields were also a fishing community. Déagol and Sméagol(later known as Gollum) who found the One Ring during a fishing trip were Stoors. Gollum was also known to enjoy fish and he used to fish in the most unusual way, with his bare hands.

Tolkien even gave words to Gollum's love for fish as a song sung by Gollum when at the forbidden pool in Ithilien.

"The rock and pool,
is nice and cool.
So Juicy Sweet!
Our only wish
is to catch a fish.
So juicy sweet!"

The Gollum galaxias (Galaxias gollumoides) is a fresh-water fish named after Gollum due to its large eyes.

References