Mika Milovana

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"Mika Milovana" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Mika Milovana
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"Mika Milovana" from The Hobbit (1966 film)
Biographical Information
TitlesPrincess
LocationDale
Family
ParentageUnnamed father
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlack
ClothingWhite crown
Brown dress depicting the Arkenstone

Mika Milovana was the princess of Dale in the 1966 adaptation of The Hobbit.[1]

History[edit]

Princess Mika Milovana was one of three who survived the destruction of Dale by the dragon Slag, the others being a watchman and General Torin Oakenshield.[1]

The Princess got angry when Bilbo refused to accept his prophesied role of the dragon killer. She declared that the dragon killed her father and her people and that she would go alone to the Lonely Mountain if need be. Dismayed that a child should enter into such peril, Bilbo agreed to go.[1]

After Bilbo had killed Slag, Dale was restored. Bilbo and Mika reigned there together for a time before they returned to Hobbiton.[1]

Etymology[edit]

According to Gene Deitch, the director of The Hobbit (1966 film), the Princess was named after Pete Seeger’s eldest daughter "Mika". Her second name, "Milovana", 'means a beloved woman' in Czech.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 17 February 2012)
  2. Gene Deitch, "William L. Snyder" dated 12 January 2012, genedeitchcredits (accessed 20 January 2021)