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"Badger-brock" by Richard Svensson
Biographical Information
LocationOld Forest
AffiliationTom Bombadil
Childrenmany sons[1]
Physical Description
Eye colordark

Badger-brock was an individual of the Badger-folk, mentioned only in Hobbit verse. He had a "snowy forehead" and "dark blinking eyes", and lived with his wife and many sons in a secret house near the Withywindle. On one occasion, Badger-brock caught and pulled down Tom Bombadil to the burrows of the Badger-folk under earth. But Tom displayed his power using chant, which caused all the Badger-folk to become frightened, and they showed him out again.[1]


[edit] Etymology

Brock is an Old English and Middle English word for badger.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Only mentioned briefly, the Badger-brock of the Withywindle is one of the Creatures of Faerië.[3]

[edit] See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil"
  2. "Brock" at Webster's Online Dictionary (accessed 23 November 2020)
  3. Wesley J. Frank, et al. (1997), Arnor: The Land (#2023), p. 63
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