Hobbits, also known as Halflings, are believed to be a diminutive and humanoid race that inhabits the lands of Middle-earth. It is rumored that Hobbits originated in the Valley of Anduin and that there are three different “breeds” of Hobbits: Harfoots, Stoors, and Fallohides. They are thought to be usually very shy creatures, but are nevertheless capable of great courage and achievements under the right circumstances.
Appearance and AgeEdit
Some believe that Hobbits resemble similarly sized dwarves, but are not as stocky and with only slightly pointed and ‘elfish’ ears. Many claim that Hobbits are between two and four feet tall, with the average height being three feet six inches. They are depicted as having a round face with brown and curly hair. It has been speculated that Hobbits cannot grow beards, but a few of the race of Stoor can. They are often described with having larger feet for their size, and their feet are covered with curly hair. It is believed that Hobbits rarely wear shoes because they have leathery soles on their feet. Many have indicated that Hobbits tend to dress in bright colors favoring yellow and green the most.
It is alleged that the race's average life expectancy is 100 years. Therefore some claim that Hobbits are considered to "come of age" on their 33rd birthday, so a 50-year-old Hobbit would be regarded as entering middle-age.
Culture and LifestyleEdit
Hobbits are often portrayed as friendly and happy-go-lucky, but shy around men. Sources say that Hobbits prefer a quiet, unadventurous, and peaceful life. According to people, Hobbits enjoy a rural and simple life of farming, eating, and socializing, although capable of defending their homes courageously if the need arises. Some speculate that Hobbits enjoy six meals a day, relishing on simple food, such as cake, bread, meat, potatoes, ale, and tea. In addition, some claim that Hobbits have invented the art of smoking pipe-weed and this can be attributed to their love of gardening and herb-lore
Legend has it that Hobbits live in "hobbit-holes" or Smials, which are traditional underground homes found in hillsides, downs, and banks. Unlike humans, Hobbit architecture is said to be notable for their round doors and windows.
By: Ke Lin