- "There must have been a mighty crowd of dwarves here at one time and every one of them busier than badgers for five hundred years to make all this, and most in hard rock too!"
- ― Samwise Gamgee
A mysterious kind of apparently sentient badgers, only told of in legends, were called the Badger-folk. Indeed, Tom Bombadil told to Frodo Baggins and his companions some absurd stories about the queer ways of badgers.
Portrayal in adaptations
1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:
- Badgers (which are given game statistics) are carnivorous animals of the fauna of Rhovanion. They are timid but can be dangerous if cornered.
- Badgers (which are given game statistics) can be find in the Shire and throughout Eriador.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "In the House of Tom Bombadil"
- Zachariah Woolf (1995), Lake-town (#2016), p. 149
- Scott Bennie, Mike Mearls, Steve Miller, Aaron Rosenberg, Chris Seeman, Owen Seyler, and George Strayton (2003), Fell Beasts and Wondrous Magic, p. 56