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Melilot Brandybuck

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Melilot Brandybuck
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBuckland
BirthS.R. 1385
Family
FamilyBrandybuck
ParentageMarmadas Brandybuck
SiblingsMerimas and Mentha
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Melilot Brandybuck (born S.R. 1385) was a distant cousin of both Meriadoc Brandybuck and Frodo Baggins.

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History

Melilot was the daughter of Marmadas Brandybuck.[1] She was present at Bilbo's Birthday Party in S.R. 1401, when she was just sixteen years old. The only part she played in the great events of that time was to dance the springle-ring at the party with Everard Took.[2]

Etymology

Melilot, or Sweet Clover, is a grassland plant. The name derives from Greek μελίλωτος "honey lotus".[3]

Other versions of the legendarium

In an early version of the legendarium, Melilot was a tentative name for the character later known as Lúthien Tinúviel. [4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"; see also J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "III. The Lay of Leithian", p. 159
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "III. The Lay of Leithian", p. 159