Needs Work

This page is a confused mixture of information from the books and things that happened in the movies and not in the books – with little if any identification of which is which. So many to go through the page and remove (or correct) all of the information that comes from the movie and put it down in a "Portrayal in Adaptations" section, replacing it with information from the books. - Gradivus, 05:05, January 10, 2013 (UTC)


As to Cousin Hal's siting, the North Moors sound an unlikely place for Entwives. Fatidiot1234 05:14, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

The Man Whom the Trees Loved

I wonder, perhaps, if "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" by Algernon Blackwood, published in Pan's Garden in 1912 was one of, if not the, main inspiration for Tolkien's Ents and the trees they shepherd. Here's the quote in question:

'I wonder, by Jove, I wonder,' his thoughts ran on, 'whether a tree—er—in any lawful meaning of the term can be—alive. I remember some writing fellow telling me long ago that trees had once been moving things, animal organisms of some sort, that had stood so long feeding, sleeping, dreaming, or something, in the same place, that they had lost the power to get away. . . !'

This is rather more specific than "the talking trees of many of the world's folklores", seems to fit better with Tolkien's vision, and was published at such a time that Tolkien may well have read it. --xensyriaT 16:05, September 25, 2012 (UTC)

"Algernon Blackwood"??? What a refined name. Interesting. HiddenVale (talk) 04:20, September 27, 2012 (UTC)


I was watching the Two Towers where the Ents attack Isengard and bust up laughing when I saw one of the Ents (the one on fire) dip his head in the flood to put out the fire. It was hilarious! Azaisya (talk) 23:51, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

  • Sir, the Talk pages are supposed to be used as discussions for the article's content not in just any trivia involving the subject especially if it's just giving an opinion about a movie scene. Winterz (talk) 23:22, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

Lol it says the treants were the oldest thing still walking under the sun. But... what of Tom Bombadill? In The Fellowship of the rings it says that he was was ancient even before the elves. 

Ent-like beings in other fiction

At least some of these other fictions might more likely have taken inspiration from "The Wizard Of Oz", particularly the film, with the famous scene where the trees throw fruit at Dorothy and her friends. A big distinguishing difference is that Tolkien's Ents can walk, where the trees in Oz are rooted to the ground.

A Spriggan is a real (well, not real...) creature from English folklore. They pre-date Tolkien by a good while. 05:23, April 14, 2019 (UTC)

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