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"But all's well as ends well; though perhaps we should not say that until we reach our own doors. I'll not deny that I'll be glad now when I do."
Farmer Maggot, on leaving the four hobbits at Bucklebury Ferry

Farmer Maggot was a Hobbit farmer who lived in Bamfurlong, which was located in the Marish region of the Shire's Eastfarthing.

BiographyEdit

Farmer Maggot had a large turnip-field and mushrooms grew abundantly on his land. Farmer Maggot often had to deal with Hobbits, like Frodo Baggins, stealing his mushrooms and was ferocious to trespassers. Farmer Maggot was married and had at least two sons and three daughters and many others belonging to the farm. He owned three dogs, Grip, Fang and Wolf, and used them to chase off any trespassers.

His family served Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, and Peregrin Took supper when they accidentally trespassed on their farm. Maggot told the hobbits that a "strange man" had earlier attempted to bribe him for the location of "Baggins", though Maggot chased him off. Maggot later drove the hobbits to Bucklebury Ferry in his wagon, where they met Merry Brandybuck, and afterwards returned to his own home.[1]

He was known to be acquainted with Tom Bombadil, who had a great deal of respect for him.[2]

EtymologyEdit

According to Tolkien, maggot was an old Hobbitish name lost in history and its meaning unknown. It may be a reference to the English word maggot or grub, and may have connections with the Marish's fertile and boggy land in which maggots or grubs feed.

AppearancesEdit

Farmer Maggot was seen in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directing the Nazgul riders to Hobbiton when they show up at his house in search of the Ring, and his voice is heard yelling at Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took for stealing from his fields. In the film, his crops appeared to include corn, cabbages and carrots, as well as other vegetables.

He also is seen/mentioned briefly in two LEGO games. In LEGO The Lord of the Rings, his dialogue from the film is dubbed in and he is as seen as a body passing between rows of crops; the Hobbits leave all the stolen carrots in the hooves of a pig, making it a scapegoat for Farmer Maggot to catch. In LEGO The Hobbit, two random Hobbits near his farm will wonder openly if they should be getting food from someone named Farmer Maggot.

Voice dubbing actorsEdit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
German Ulrich Frank
Italian (Italy) Sergio Gibello

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Bulgarian Cyrillic Фермер личинка
Chinese (Hong Kong) 農夫馬嘎
Czech Farmář Červík
Danish Gårdmand Makker
Esperanto Terkulturisto Larvo
French Père Magotte
Hebrew חקלאי מאגוט
Hindi किसान भुनगा
Italian Vecchio Verme
Japanese お百姓マゴット
Kazakh Cyrillic Фермер Маггот
Korean 파머 구더기 ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Фармер личинка
Norwegian Bonde Larve
Persian دهقان ماگوت
Polish Rolnik Maggot
Russian Фермер Мэггот
Serbian Фармер Маггот (Cyrillic) Farmer Maggot (Latin)
Slovenian Kmet črvič
Swedish Bonde Mask
Thai ชาวนาหนอน
Turkish Çiftçi Maggot
Yiddish פּויער מאַגגאָט

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter IV: "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter VII: "In the House of Tom Bombadil"