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The Dwelling of Tolkien’s Mysterious Creatures
It’s a strong possibility that Tolkien’s poem, The Mewlips (found in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil), is merely a “fictional” tale passed down through Hobbit folklore.
The mystery and the spine-tingling descriptions give this concise poem a creepy touch. Whether or not the Mewlips are actual creatures inhabiting Middle-earth, has not stopped avid readers theorising where these beings might dwell.
Read the poem here and see how, quite naturally, people seem to attach the location of the Mewlips as being close to the eastern edge of Mirkwood, within the Long Marshes.
The descriptions fit rather seamlessly, but I’ve found another possible location as a contender … Continue reading