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October 10, 2000

Who is Tom Bombadil?
Matthew M.

Who is Tom Bombadil?

This character in The Lord Of The Rings, who seems to not have a care in the world and helps some simple hobbits out of a 'terrible situation' out of an evil tree without any second thoughts. Who is this?

In my opinion Bombadil is Iluvatar spending some time seeing how the Valar are taking care of Ea, the creation of their song. Is Goldberry Ea? Goldberry seems to be the personification of nature.

Why would Iluvitr associate with simple hobbits? Because hobbits are simple people who love the land.