Radagast the Brown

Radagast the Brown
was a servant of Yavanna and went to Middle-earth as one of the Istari.

A lover of plants and lesser beasts - particularly birds - he cared little for politics or societal norms and was considered rather odd by his fellow Wizards. Radagast's name was derived from the language of the Woodmen, his original name was Aiwendil (Q. "Friend of Birds").

In Fo.A. 70 Radagast plays a pivotal role in detecting an underlying evil influence during the capture of Gundabad by a great alliance of Men and Dwarves



  • Alchemical tools
  • Erivagil (Sword)
  • Forest sled
  • Glove of Radagast
  • Hickory Staff
  • Pocketed Robes
  • Robes of Aman
  • weather beaten hat

Other Names


The Name Radagast had a double meaning in Adûnaic the name meant Tamer of Beasts while it meant "Advising Guest" in the language of the Woodmen.


Unlike other Northron names, Radagast's ("Advising Guest" or " dear guest") name is not latinized Gothic, Anglo-Saxon or Old Norse but seemingly rather Old Frankish , Lombardic or Burgundian in form (the parts "Rada" and "gast" are well attested for all three languages, though not as one combined name), more common for personal names found among some Hobbit families. The name may be related to a supposedly slavic deity named "Radigast" by Adam von Bremen, "Radigast" or "Radegast" might be the old saxon rendering of the slavic name "Radagościć" or "Radagostь".


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  • MERP:Middle-Earth Adventure Guidebook II
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