Fangorn/Treebeard by Varda-(Valar)
Images of Fangorn
one of the first articles, probably 1998
Fangorn is the first of the ents. He would have
awakened as Fangorn when the first elves did. He would have been a
"spirit called from
afar" by Yavanna to dwell within an olvar, which sounds as if he would
be a Maia spirit of Yavanna. Like Gandalf, his memory of times before
life in Arda could have been lessened or removed, leaving only his
It could be assumed that when the time of ents was done, his Maia
would return to Yavanna in Valinor and resume all memory.
In the Lord of the Rings, the idea of
a Maia seems to have been dropped, although he and the other ents still
as Yavanna's Shepherds of the Trees. Perhaps Tom Bombadil, instead, is
a spirit called from afar by Yavanna.
Fangorn, in the Lord of the Rings, still led
in Fangorn forest, although they had not seen the entwives in a very
time. The two hobbits, Merry and Pippin, awakened them like young
to their original purpose, their tiny selves starting a chain of events
the history of the world. Because of the hobbits' news, Fangorn called
meeting, an entmoot. From there, the ents went out of their hidden
and stopped the destruction of the trees by the cruel industries of
Orthanc. The ents punished the perpetrators of the crime by flood and
tearing down of buildings with their own hands, destroying the
This took Saruman out as a great power in the War of the Ring, leaving
to work only lesser mischief.
The huorns, dark ents, influenced by the entish
activity and herded by them,
also marched a different direction and punished the hated orcs for
of trees, incidentally benefitting the human forces besieged at Helm's
Since those forces included the one who would distract Sauron's forces
the Ring Bearer and later lead the entire Fourth Age, Aragorn, their
had far-reaching consequences.
References: LotR, Silmarillion
Images of Fangorn:
Treebeard's face. Artist: Alessandra Cimatoribus. Rolozo Tolkien
Treebeard's face. Artist Peter Xavier Price. Rolozo Tolkien page
"Treebeard". Artist Tony Carrillo. fan.TheOneRing.net
"Fangorn Forest". The forest with the river running through it. Artist
Alan Lee. Rolozo
Merry and Pippin walking through Fangorn Forest. Artist Ted Nasmith.
"Welling". One of Fangorn's homes, Welling Hall, where he brought the
hobbits. Artist Ted Nasmith. Rolozo
of Treebeard chatting with Merry and Pippin at his home, ent draughts.
Artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. Rolozo Tolkien
Treebeard feeding and speaking with Merry and Pippin at Welling Hall.
for ICE (Iron Crown Enterprises') MERP. Artist Angus McBride. Rolozo
Image of Treebeard with Merry and Pippin. Artist: Rodney Matthews.
Image of Treebeard carrying Merry and Pippin. Artist Frithjof
Spangenberg, from the Rolozo Tolkien page
"Searching Fangorn Forest". Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli search for
Merry and Pippin. Artist Peter Xavier Price. Rolozo
Entmoot, Fangorn speaking while holding the hobbits. Artist Ted Nasmith
for Danbury Mint Plates. Rolozo
"Entmoot". The hobbits watch the entmoot, up close. Artist Darrell