Entwives, Where Now
Have They Gone?
Where now have the Entwives gone? Perhaps we
will never know for certain. Yet, with the hints and clues given to us,
believe we may come to an
informed opinion at least.
The biggest clue that I could find in my searching
in the song made by the elves concerning the search of the Ents for the
The very last verse
"Together we will take the road that leads into the west and far away
find a land where both our hearts may rest."
Also when Bregelad spoke to the hobbits about his
trees.'There were rowan trees in my home' said Bregelad, softly and
'Rowan that took root when I was but an enting, many many years ago, in
quiet of the world; the oldest of them were planted by Ents to try and
the Entwives, but they just smiled and said that they knew where whiter
and richer fruit were growing.'
I believe these signs point to one place, Valinor.
Look for instance at the song. Together we will take
road that leads into the WEST, To the west of Middle-earth lie
and Gondor, hardly places for Ents and Entwives to dream about. But we
from the Silmarilion, that there is a land, far away across the waters,
the world, where the Bent World fell away, far away to the WEST, and
land is Valinor.
This in itself is not conclusive evidence but add to
the section wherein the Entwives declare that they know where 'whiter
and richer fruit were growing.' This they are saying to the Ents,
of Fangorn forest, one of the greatest forests in the world. Where
they find these whiter blossoms and richer fruit? Where else but the
of Irmo himself? Therefore, I believe the entwives went to Valinor. How
got there, I do not know or believe I am even qualified to guess.
There is a question that I think I can answer
however. How is it possible the Ents did not know of Valinor? Well the
Ents' life was
trees, they did not know much but the tending of them and the lore of
They had information, but I am sure there are many things they did not
which they did not trouble themselves about. It is said that "many men
the crafts of the Entwives and honored them greatly." I believe that
got their information of Valinor from these men. For it was also said
to the men, the Ents were but a legend to them, a "secret in the heart
the forest." Thus, the Ents know not about Valinor. I am sure the
tried to tell the Ents they were leaving, but could not do so, for they
during the time of the Last Alliance, when I am sure travel was very