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'''Rhosgobel''' was the house of [[Radagast]] on the western borders of [[Mirkwood]], said to lie between the [[Carrock]] and the [[Old Forest Road]].
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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>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name contains ''[[rhosg]]'' "brown"<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}} p.385</ref> and ''[[gobel]]'' "walled house or village, town<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}} p.380</ref.
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''Rhosgobel'', glossed as "russet village or 'town' (enclosure)",<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 241</ref> is evidently a compound of ''[[rhosc]]'' ("brown") and ''[[gobel]]'' ("walled house or village, town").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}} pp. 380, 385</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/lh-rh.htm|articlename=On ''LH'' and ''RH''|dated=|website=Arda|accessed=9 April 2012}}</ref> The name of the house was perhaps a reference to its resident, the Brown Wizard.
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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In ''[[The Hobbit]]'', Gandalf said that Radagast "lives near the southern borders of Mirkwood".<ref>{{H|7}}</ref>  This location for Rhosgobel is supported by its appearance on the first map of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' in ''[[The Treason of Isengard]]''.  A dot and the name are near the center of square L-13 on Map II, placing Rhosgobel east and a little south of the [[Gladden Fields]].<ref>{{TI|MII}}, p.305</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
  
 
'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
 
'''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.<ref>{{ICE|4002}}</ref><ref>{{ICE|2019}}</ref>
 
: A layout, and a detailed description, is given of Rhosgobel. It is built around a large furry oak tree.<ref>{{ICE|4002}}</ref><ref>{{ICE|2019}}</ref>
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'''2011: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game]]'':'''
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: Rhosgobel is depicted as a u-shaped wooden house nestled in the woods surrounding a small blue pool of water or pond.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tradecardsonline.com/im/selectCard/card_id/186782/cards_lang/1|articlename=Rhosgobel|dated=|website=[http://www.tradecardsonline.com/ Trade Cards Online]|accessed=9 April 2012}}</ref>
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Revision as of 16:22, 10 July 2012

Angus McBride - Rhosgobel.jpg
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 evidently a compound of rhosc ("brown") and gobel ("walled house or village, town").[4][5] The name of the house was perhaps a reference to its resident, the Brown Wizard.

Other versions of the legendarium

In The Hobbit, Gandalf said that Radagast "lives near the southern borders of Mirkwood".[6] This location for Rhosgobel is supported by its appearance on the first map of The Lord of the Rings in The Treason of Isengard. A dot and the name are near the center of square L-13 on Map II, placing Rhosgobel east and a little south of the Gladden Fields.[7]

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.[8][9]

2011: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game:

Rhosgobel is depicted as a u-shaped wooden house nestled in the woods surrounding a small blue pool of water or pond.[10]

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. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 241
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" pp. 380, 385
  5. Helge Fauskanger, "On LH and RH" , Ardalambion (accessed 09 April 2012)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Map II", p.305
  8. Mark Rabuck (1992), Northwestern Middle-earth Gazetteer (#4002)
  9. John David Ruemmler, Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Peter C. Fenlon (1995), Mirkwood (2nd edition) (#2019)
  10. "Rhosgobel" , Trade Cards Online (accessed 09 April 2012)