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'''Woses''' is a name that Tolkien took from ''Woodwoses'' of British folklore. The word comes from [[Old English]] ''Wuduwasas'' and means "Wild men of the woods".  
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'''Woses''' is a name for the [[Drúedain]], used mainly by the [[Rohirrim]].  
  
The Woodwose is a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests and the figure was used on coats-of-arms and illuminations during the middle-ages up to the renaissance.
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==Inspiration==
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In Western folklore, the Woodwose is a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests and the figure was used on coats-of-arms and illuminations during the middle-ages up to the renaissance.
  
The word ''Wose'' represents [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s translation of the actual word ''[[róg]]'' of the [[Rohirrim]] into archaic English.
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==Etymology==
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The word ''Wose'' represents [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s translation of the actual word ''[[róg]]'' of the [[Rohirrim]] into archaic English. The word comes from [[Old English]] ''Wuduwasas'' and means "Wild men of the woods".  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[[Wikipedia:conworld|Woodwoses]] - article on the folkloric figure in Wikipedia
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*[[Wikipedia:Woodwoses|Woodwoses]] at Wikipedia
 
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Revision as of 08:10, 5 January 2009

See main article: Drúedain

Woses is a name for the Drúedain, used mainly by the Rohirrim.

Inspiration

In Western folklore, the Woodwose is a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests and the figure was used on coats-of-arms and illuminations during the middle-ages up to the renaissance.

Etymology

The word Wose represents Tolkien's translation of the actual word róg of the Rohirrim into archaic English. The word comes from Old English Wuduwasas and means "Wild men of the woods".

External links