Tolkien Week: Day 2 – Hobbit Day!

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.

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Primula and Drogo Baggins. Illustration by the author. Photo of illustration taken with phone, colours are not completely right. Do not use this without permission.

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Frodo Baggins. Made by the author of this blog in 2012. Do not use without permission.

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?

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