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{{quote|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!|[[Gollum]], ''[[The Forbidden Pool]]''}}
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'''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]] and [[Pelargir]] 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]] (the latter later known as [[Gollum]]) who found [[the One Ring]] during a fishing trip were Stoors.  
 
'''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]] and [[Pelargir]] 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]] (the latter 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]].
 
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]].
  
:''"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!"''
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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In [[Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring (game)]], Gollum throws a fish called "Xiphidae" at [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]. It becomes Aragorn's most dangerous weapon. Xiphiidae (with two i's) are swordfish.
  
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==In popular culture==
 
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.
  
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* ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', passim, including:
 
* ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', passim, including:
 
** ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Shadow of the Past]]
 
** ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Shadow of the Past]]
** ''[[The Two Towers]]'', [[The Forbidden Pool]]
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** ''[[The Two Towers]]'', [[The Forbidden Pool]]''
 
** ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[Minas Tirith (chapter)|Minas Tirith]]
 
** ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[Minas Tirith (chapter)|Minas Tirith]]
 
* ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', Chapters:
 
* ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', Chapters:
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* ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', [[A Short Cut to Mushrooms]]
 
* ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', [[A Short Cut to Mushrooms]]
 
* ''[http://www.niwascience.co.nz/rc/freshwater/fishatlas/species/stewarti_galaxias Gollum galaxias]''
 
* ''[http://www.niwascience.co.nz/rc/freshwater/fishatlas/species/stewarti_galaxias Gollum galaxias]''
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* ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiphiidae Xiphiidae at Wikipedia]''
  
 
[[Category:Animals]]
 
[[Category:Animals]]
 
[[Category:Food]]
 
[[Category:Food]]

Revision as of 14:03, 10 June 2008

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


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 and Pelargir 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 (the latter 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.

Portrayal in adaptations

In Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring (game), Gollum throws a fish called "Xiphidae" at Aragorn. It becomes Aragorn's most dangerous weapon. Xiphiidae (with two i's) are swordfish.

In popular culture

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

References