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Isengrim Took II

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==History==
 
==History==
Isengrim II excavated the [[Great Smials]] in [[Green Hill Country]], and it would be the Thain's seat for generations to come.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> Thainship passed on to his son, [[Isumbras Took III|Isumbras III]].<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref>
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Isengrim II excavated the [[Great Smials]] in [[Green Hill Country]], and it would be the Thain's seat for generations to come.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>  During his "reign" the Shire-reform was established in the [[Shire-reckoning]].<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref> Thainship passed on to his son, [[Isumbras Took III|Isumbras III]].<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 22:57, 30 March 2011

The name Isengrim refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Isengrim (disambiguation).
Isengrim Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials
BirthS.R. 1020
DeathS.R. 1122
Physical Description
GenderMale

Isengrim Took II was the twenty-second Thain of the Shire.

History

Isengrim II excavated the Great Smials in Green Hill Country, and it would be the Thain's seat for generations to come.[1] During his "reign" the Shire-reform was established in the Shire-reckoning.[2] Thainship passed on to his son, Isumbras III.[3]

Etymology

"Isengrim" is of Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from isen meaning "iron" and grim meaning "fierce".

It is likely Isengrim is named after an earlier Isengrim, but it is notable that "Isengrim" is the name of a wolf who appears in many medieval epics, including the story of Reynard the Fox which originated in French folklore.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760
Unknown
eventually Isumbras Took I
22nd Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1083 - 1122
Followed by:
Isumbras Took III