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Mika Milovana

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Mika Milovana is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Princess Mika Milovana was 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 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 17 February 2012)
  2. Gene Deitch, "William L. Snyder" dated 12 January 2012, genedeitchcredits (accessed 17 February 2012)