Concerning Hobbits

Concerning Hobbits

I woke up today to find that Priscilla Tolkien had passed away. Priscilla was the last surviving child of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien. I thought I would use another article about the Middle-Earth legendarium to mark her passing.

Hobbits were, generally speaking, an average of three feet six inches tall. Their legs were short, their ears pointed, and their feet tough; as a result, most never wore shoes. They lived, on average, for about 96 years; the oldest one ever was Bilbo Baggins, who reached the age of 131 before sailing into the West. There were three kinds of breeds of this races: Stoors, Fallohides, and Harfoots.

Stoors

The Stoors were heavier and broader than other hobbits; among its fellow kind, they were the most friendly with and most resembles Men. They were also the only Hobbits who grew facial hair. Stoorish features were most apparent among the Hobbits of the Eastfarthing of the Shire, the Hobbits of Buckland, and the Hobbits of Bree.

Stoors of Maur Tulhau in The Lord of the Rings Online. (credit : tolkiengateway.net).
Notable Stoors: Smeagol (Gollum), Deagol
Fallohides

This branch of Hobbits was the least-numerous; taller, slimmer, and fairer in colouring than other hobbits, some were known to have exceeded four feet in height. Out of all the Hobbits, they were the most friendly with other races, particularly the Elves. They also enjoyed hunting more than there agrarian cousins.

Notable Fallohides: Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took
Harfoots

The Harfoots were the most numerous of the three types of Hobbits. They were overall smaller than other of its kinds, had browner skin, and had neat and nimble hands. They lived in hobbit-holes known as smials, and were accustomed to settling in one place for longer. Of all the other races of Middle Earth, they were friendly with the Dwarves.

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Harfoots, Stoors and Fallohides, Three type of Hobbit breeds. (credit : Lidia Postima/ tolkiengateway.net).

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