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Thread #108082   Message #2245756
Posted By: Peace
26-Jan-08 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Trees in the Woodland (Anne Lister)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Trees In The Woodland (Anne Lister)
"Ents are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world of Middle-earth. The term Ent in a fantasy context is very different from the Anglo-Saxon word Ent, as the former refers to a humanoid tree and the latter refers to a "giant". They appear to have been inspired by the talking trees of many of the world's folklores. See tree (mythology) for more information. As of the War of the Ring, the race consists exclusively of male Ents.

As with Hobbit, Ent is a term that in modern times is almost exclusively connected with J. R. R. Tolkien, and the usage of the term seldom evokes its earlier meanings."