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In [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[Middle-earth]] folklore as set forth from the [[Hobbits]], the '''Man in the Moon''' is described as being an old being who secretly hid on the island of the [[Moon]], and built his minaret there. Combined with the [[Elves|Elven]] lore, as presented in the legendarium of [[The Silmarillion]], the Man in the Moon of the Hobbits' tales must have his origins in the legend of [[Tilion]] the [[Maia]].  
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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]]''.
  
This story must also be in turn the origin of our tradition of the [[Man in the Moon]].
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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]].
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==Inspiration==
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This story must also be in turn the origin of our tradition of the [[Wikipedia:Man in the Moon|Man in the Moon]].
  
 
This is alluded to further in Tolkien's ''[[Roverandom]]'', where the Man in the Moon also lives in a Minaret.  
 
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 versoins of the legendarium==
 
In [[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.
 
In [[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.
 
See also: [[The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:00, 18 January 2009

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.

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.

Inspiration

This story must also be in turn the origin of our tradition of the Man in the Moon.

This is alluded to further in Tolkien's Roverandom, where the Man in the Moon also lives in a Minaret.

Other versoins of the legendarium

In 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.