Thread: Who exactly is Tom Bombadil?
Some say he was Manwe,THE ELDER KING,in disguise...
Some even say that he was Illuvatar in disguise...
But who is he????????
"Many readers have, for instance, rather stuck at the Council of Elrond. And even in a mythical Age there must be some enigmas, as there always are. Tom Bombadil is one (intentionally)." Letter 144
Tom Bombadil isn't meant to be part of any race. He is an intentional enigma.
There are many discussions on the internet going into far too much detail and coming up with no conclusive answer. I have come up with one in 2 minutes
I would advise you to go to the thread Tom Bombadil by Maid Marion, it is discussed at great length and there is really no need for multiple threads on the subject unless you really want to. Many gave their opinions and it is very absorbing.
Tom Bombadil.... the great unknown.... I love this character and really miss him in the films. Anyway, I have never reached to understand who he was.
I remember to have been discussing about this in another thread months ago... What a mistery!