Kasak (kasak) wrote in tolkienacadamy,

As a follow-up to calaquende's question about Tom Bombadil (yeah, it was like in March, but better late than never!), I came upon this essay which argues that Tom is actually Aulë.

Who is Tom Bombadil?

Comments? I'd love to know what people think about this conclusion (although I realize there never will be anything remotely resembling a final answer regarding this, unless Tolkien handed a little piece of paper to his lawyers with instructions that it shouldn't be read until the 200th anniversary of his death or something crazy like that.) It's a problem that will always persit, and I half-expect that's exactly what Tolkien was trying to do.

Anyway, thoughts?
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