26 February 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 241: Fastitocalon

Fastitocalon is the name of a Hobbit-poem which can be found in the Red Book of Westmarch. The poem depicts the story of its titular character, a giant (perhaps mythical) creature: the last of the Turtle-fish, which was mistaken for an island by sailors, all of whom were drowned when the creature submerged. Adding to its deception, vegetation often grew on the creature’s shell when it was not submerged.  

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