Name of one of the poems in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. A sea monster that is often mistaken for an island.
|Look, there is Fastitocalon!|
An island good to land upon,
Although 'tis rather bare.
Come, leave the sea! And let us run,
Or dance, or lie down in the sun!
See, gulls are sitting there!
There are many monsters in the Sea,
But none so perilous as HE,
Old horny Fastitocalon,
Whose mighty kindred all have gone,
The last of the old Turtle-fish.
|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil - Fastitocalon|
Tolkien himself provides some etymological explanation on it in his Letters.
See also: Mythology/Fastitocalon
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