Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

Marcho

Marcho
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBree
The Shire
Family
SiblingsBlanco
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marcho was one of the two Bree-hobbits who founded the Shire in T.A. 1601. The other was his brother, Blanco.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Old English and Celtic marka is an element that refers to "horse" (see mearas).

[edit] Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"