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'''Rhosgobel''' was the "old home" of [[Radagast]].<ref>{{FR|II3}}</ref> The house is said to have been located between the [[Carrock]] and the [[Old Forest Road]], on the western borders of [[Mirkwood]].<ref>{{UT|Istari}}, Note 4</ref>
 
'''Rhosgobel''' was the "old home" of [[Radagast]].<ref>{{FR|II3}}</ref> The house is said to have been located between the [[Carrock]] and the [[Old Forest Road]], on the western borders of [[Mirkwood]].<ref>{{UT|Istari}}, Note 4</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 21:32, 3 March 2011

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Rhosgobel
Physical Description
TypeHouse
LocationMirkwood
InhabitantsRadagast

Rhosgobel was the "old home" of Radagast.[1] The house is said to have been located between the Carrock and the Old Forest Road, on the western borders of Mirkwood.[2]

Contents

Etymology

Rhosgobel, glossed as "russet village or 'town' (enclosure)",[3] is likely a compound of rhosc ("brown") and gobel ("walled house or village, town").[4] The name of the house was perhaps a reference to its resident, the Brown Wizard.

Other versions of the legendarium

In The Hobbit, Gandalf says that Radagast "lives near the southern borders of Mirkwood".[5]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

A layout, and a detailed description, is given of Rhosgobel. It is built around a large furry oak tree.[6][7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Istari", Note 4
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 241 (quoting from the manuscript "Index questions")
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" pp. 380, 385
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
  6. Mark Rabuck (1992), Northwestern Middle-earth Gazetteer (#4002)
  7. John David Ruemmler, Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Peter C. Fenlon (1995), Mirkwood (2nd edition) (#2019)