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Marcho

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Marcho
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBree
The Shire
Family
SiblingsBlanco
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marcho was one of the two Bree-hobbits who founded the Shire in T.A. 1601. The other was his brother, Blanco.[1]

Contents

Etymology

Old English and Celtic marka is an element that refers to "horse" (see mearas).

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCHO
fl. T.A. 1601
 
Blanco
fl. T.A. 1601
 


Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"