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In the folklore of the [[Hobbits]], the '''Man in the Moon''' is an old being who secretly hid on the island of the [[Moon]], and built his minaret there. He is also featured in the song ''[[The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late]]''.
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In the folklore of the [[Hobbits]], the '''Man in the Moon''' is an old being who secretly hid on the island of the [[Moon]], and built his minaret there.<ref>{{AB|6}}</ref><ref>{{AB|5}}</ref> He is also featured in the song ''[[The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late]]''.<ref>{{FR|I9}}</ref>
  
Combined with the [[Elves|Elven]] lore, the Man in the Moon of the Hobbits' tales must have his origins in the legend of [[Tilion]] the [[Maia]].  
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Combined with the [[Elves|Elven]] lore, the Man in the Moon of the Hobbits' tales must have his origins in the legend of [[Tilion]] the [[Maia]].<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', entries "Man in the Moon", "Tilion"</ref>
  
==Inspiration==
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
This story must also be in turn the origin of our tradition of the [[Wikipedia:Man in the Moon|Man in the Moon]].
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In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'', his name in [[Qenya]] is given as  '''''Uolë Kúvion''''',<ref>{{HM|LT1}}, pp. 193, 198, 215, 271</ref> but the tale of how he came to live there was never fully told.
  
This is alluded to further in Tolkien's ''[[Roverandom]]'', where the Man in the Moon also lives in a Minaret.  
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==Other writings==
==Other versoins of the legendarium==
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In Tolkien's ''[[Roverandom]]'' the Man in the Moon also lives in a Minaret.  
In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 1|The Book of Lost Tales]]'', his name is given as  '''[[Uolë Kúvion]]''', but the tale of how he came to live there was never fully told.
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==Inspiration==
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The [[Wikipedia:Man in the Moon|Man in the Moon]] is a real-life tradition referring to a figure on the moon disc that appears like a face.
  
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Revision as of 20:26, 1 July 2012

In the folklore of the Hobbits, the Man in the Moon is an old being who secretly hid on the island of the Moon, and built his minaret there.[1][2] He is also featured in the song The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late.[3]

Combined with the Elven lore, the Man in the Moon of the Hobbits' tales must have his origins in the legend of Tilion the Maia.[4]

Other versions of the legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales Part One, his name in Qenya is given as Uolë Kúvion,[5] but the tale of how he came to live there was never fully told.

Other writings

In Tolkien's Roverandom the Man in the Moon also lives in a Minaret.

Inspiration

The Man in the Moon is a real-life tradition referring to a figure on the moon disc that appears like a face.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  4. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entries "Man in the Moon", "Tilion"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, pp. 193, 198, 215, 271
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