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Kûd-dûkan

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The '''Kûd-dûkan''' is a creature in [[Rohirric]] folklore. There is only one tale about them, namely that they do not appear in any other tales. They do little, and avoid the sight of men, being able to vanish in a twinkling; and they can change their voices to resemble the piping of birds. They are, however, not known to [[pipe-weed|spout smoke]] from their mouths. It is translated into Old English as ''[[Holbytlan|Holbytla]]'', "hole-dweller". When [[Théoden]] met two strange beings standing guard at [[Isengard]] on March 5th, [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], he immediately connected them to the folklore creature. He was corrected by [[Peregrin Took|one of them]], who said that they preferred the term ''[[kuduk]]'', or "[[Hobbits|Hobbit]]".
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The '''Kûd-dûkan''' is a creature in [[Rohirric]] folklore. There is only one tale about them, namely that they do not appear in any other tales. They do little, and avoid the sight of men, being able to vanish in a twinkling; and they can change their voices to resemble the piping of birds. They are, however, not known to [[pipe-weed|spout smoke]] from their mouths.  
 
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When [[Théoden]] met two strange beings standing guard at [[Isengard]] on March 5th, [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], he immediately connected them to the folklore creature. He was corrected by [[Peregrin Took|one of them]], who said that they preferred the term ''[[kuduk]]'', or "[[Hobbits|Hobbit]]".
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==Etymology==
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It is translated into Old English as ''[[Holbytlan|Holbytla]]'', "hole-dweller".
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
* ''[[The Two Towers]]'', ''[[The Road to Isengard]]''
 
* ''[[The Two Towers]]'', ''[[The Road to Isengard]]''

Revision as of 13:28, 24 January 2009

The Kûd-dûkan is a creature in Rohirric folklore. There is only one tale about them, namely that they do not appear in any other tales. They do little, and avoid the sight of men, being able to vanish in a twinkling; and they can change their voices to resemble the piping of birds. They are, however, not known to spout smoke from their mouths. When Théoden met two strange beings standing guard at Isengard on March 5th, T.A. 3019, he immediately connected them to the folklore creature. He was corrected by one of them, who said that they preferred the term kuduk, or "Hobbit".

Etymology

It is translated into Old English as Holbytla, "hole-dweller".

References