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Dwarf, Gnome, Hobbit

The halfling is usually nothing other but a Hobbit, and the appearance is not much different from humans, despite the size, which is more that of a child. Many fantasy realms have adopted the halflings as a race and go with that term for legal reasons. In some fantasy works "halfling" also can have a very different meaning, and define an offspring of an interracial affair (Half-Orc, Half-Elf etc.).

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The halfling or Hobbit is a humanoid creature from the Tolkien universe, although the origin of the word is older.

Media[edit | edit source]

Halflings appear in the following media:

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Novels[edit | edit source]

  • The Hobbit (The Hobbit or There and Back Again) - by J.R.R Tolkien, (George Allen & Unwin, 1937).
  • The Lord of the Rings - the trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien, (Allen & Unwin, 1954 - 1955)
  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil - by J.R.R Tolkien, (Allen & Unwin, 1962)
  • The Icewind Dale Trilogy - by R. A. Salvatore. The rogue Regis in this book series is a Halfling and one of the members of the group around the famous Dark Elf Drizzt Do'Urden. See more below. (1988 - 1990)
  • Legacy of the Drow - a trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. (1992 - 1996)
  • Paths of Darkness - by R. A. Salvatore. (1998 - 2001)
  • The Hunter's Blades a trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. (2002 - 2004)
  • Transitions - a trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. (2007 - 2009)
  • The Sundering - a series by R. A. Salvatore. (2013)
  • Companions Codex - a series by R. A. Salvatore. (2014 - 2015)
  • The Collected Stories: The Legend of Drizzt Anthology - short storie by R.A. Salvatore. (2011)
  • Realms of the Dead - short stories edited by Susan J. Morris. (2010)
  • The Rover series - written by Mel Odom. (2001 - 2007) The hero of this series is a halfling named Edgewick Lamplighter (Wick).
  • Eternal Flame (Wieczny ogień) - a short story in Sword of Destiny (Original: Miecz przeznaczenia. SuperNOWA, 1992), by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The german food company Bahlsen also created a brand of cookies named Hobbits.

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