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

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".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Mewlips"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth (1978, p. 386)
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