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'''Tode''' was a marsh mentioned in the [[The Shire|Shire]]-poem ''[[The Mewlips]]''.<ref>{{AB|Mewlips}}</ref>
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'''Tode''' was a marshy location mentioned in the [[The Shire|Shire]]-poem ''[[The Mewlips]]''.<ref>{{AB|Mewlips}}</ref>
  
It is unknown if Tode refers to an actual marsh in [[Middle-earth]], or if it was just an invention by the poet. [[Robert Foster]], while emphasising that it was likely fictitious, has suggested that Tode "''may have been patterned on the marsh at the eastern end of the [[Old Forest Road]]''".<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'' (1978, p. 386)</ref>
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It is mentioned to be after a long road "beyond the [[Merlock Mountains]]", and "through the [[spider]]-shadows"; other than that it is unknown if Tode refers to an actual marsh in the [[Westlands]], or if it was just an invention by the poet.  
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As the poem describes a location similar to [[Mirkwood]], it's possible that Tode refers to the marsh at the end of the [[Old Forest Road]].<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 386</ref>
 
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Revision as of 21:56, 11 October 2013

Tode was a marshy location mentioned in the Shire-poem The Mewlips.[1]

It is mentioned to be after a long road "beyond the Merlock Mountains", and "through the spider-shadows"; other than that it is unknown if Tode refers to an actual marsh in the Westlands, or if it was just an invention by the poet.

As the poem describes a location similar to Mirkwood, it's possible that Tode refers to the marsh at the end of the Old Forest Road.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Mewlips"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 386
Legendary Locations in Arda
Mountains:  Astulat · Merlock Mountains
 Regions:  Belmarie · Fantasie · Sindanórie · Thellamie · Last Desert
Rivers:  Derrilyn
Other:  Aerie · Caverns of the Oaritsi · Gorbelgod · Tode