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Mika Milovana

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Princess Mika Milovana was a the Princess of Dale in the 1966 adaptation of The Hobbit.[1]

History

Princess Mika Milovana was one of three who survived the destruction of Dale by the dragon Slag, the others being a watchman and General Thorin Oakenshield.[1]

The Princess got angry when Bilbo refused to accept his prophesied role of the dragon slayer and declared that she would go alone to the Lonely Mountain. Dismayed that a child should enter into such peril, Bilbo agreed to go.[1]

After Bilbo had killed Slag, Dale was restored. Bilbo and Mika reigned there together for a time before they returned to Hobbiton.[1]

Etymology

According to Gene Deitch, the director of The Hobbit (1966 film), the Princess was named after Pete Seeger’s eldest daughter "Mika". Her second name, "Milovana", 'means a beloved woman' in Czech.'[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 05 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 17 February 2012)
  2. Gene Deitch, "William L. Snyder" dated 12 January 2012, genedeitchcredits (accessed 17 February 2012)