Today, the 22nd of september, is Hobbit day! A day to celebrate the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo! Perhaps you have made a celebration cake twice the size of your own body or will drink a few drinks under a party-tree?
I wanted to use this day to illustrate another two characters that does not recieve much attention: The Parents of Frodo Baggins! Without them we would not have any brave Hobbit named Frodo to celebrate.
Frodo’s parents are named Drogo and Primula. They died in year 1380 (Shire-reckoning) twelve years after the birth of Frodo, so he was only a child when becoming an orphan. However, he was raised by his uncle Rorimac “Goldfather” Brandybuck (Master of Buckland) until adopted by Bilbo Baggins.
Frodo’s mother, Primula, was born a Brandybuck to Gorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took.
Frodo’s father, Drogo, was born a Baggins to Fosco Baggins and Ruby Bolger. After marrying Primula he adopted the boating custums of the Bucklanders.
Sadly, both Drogo and Primula died in a boating accident on the Brandywine river.
If Drogo and Primula had survived, how do you think Frodo’s and Bilbo’s relationship would have been shaped?