Radagast the Brown

The Brown Wizard


Radagast lives for much of his time in Middle-earth at Rhosgobel in the Vales of Anduin, on the western eaves of Mirkwood, near the Gladden Fields, its name deriving from Sindarin rhosc gobel meaning “brown village”. Radagast has a strong affinity for – and relationship with – wild animals, and it seems his greatest concern was with the olvar and kelvar (flora and fauna) of Middle-earth. He is wiser than any Man in all things concerning herbs and beasts. It is said he speaks the many tongues of birds, and is a “master of shapes and changes of hue”. Radagast is also described by Gandalf as “never a traveller, unless driven by great need”, “a worthy Wizard”, and “honest”.


Met by the company in 2946 TA

Radagast the Brown

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