Tolkien Gateway

Hobgoblins

(Difference between revisions)
m (Changing link to Bilbo Baggins)
m (Added references)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Hobgoblin''' was a name for the larger kinds of [[Orcs]] found in [[Middle-earth]] in the [[Third Age]]. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as [[Uruk-Hai]].
+
'''Hobgoblin''' was a name "''for the larger kinds''"<ref>{{H}}: Note in 1966 edition</ref><ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (HarperCollins''Publishers'' 2008), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pg. 24</ref> of [[Orcs]] found in [[Middle-earth]] in the [[Third Age]]. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as [[Uruk-Hai]].
 
+
The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in [[The Hobbit]] (7, Queer Lodgings) where [[Gandalf]] warns [[Bilbo Baggins]] that the [[Grey Mountains]] are 'simply stiff with [[goblins]], hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'.
+
  
 +
The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in ''[[The Hobbit]]'' (Chapter 7: "[[Queer Lodgings]]") where [[Gandalf]] warns [[Bilbo Baggins]] that the [[Grey Mountains]] are 'simply stiff with [[goblins]], hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'.<ref>{{H|7}}</ref>
 +
{{references}}
 
[[Category:Orcs]]
 
[[Category:Orcs]]

Revision as of 16:36, 4 September 2010

Hobgoblin was a name "for the larger kinds"[1][2] of Orcs found in Middle-earth in the Third Age. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as Uruk-Hai.

The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in The Hobbit (Chapter 7: "Queer Lodgings") where Gandalf warns Bilbo Baggins that the Grey Mountains are 'simply stiff with goblins, hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'.[3]

References

  1.  : Note in 1966 edition
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (HarperCollinsPublishers 2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pg. 24
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"