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Pervinca Took

Location(s):
Great Smials

Race/Species: Hobbit

Dates:
born: Third Age 2985 (SR 1385)

Parents:
father: Paladin Took II, 31st Thain of the Shire
mother: Eglantine Banks

Siblings:
Pearl
Pimpernel
Peregrin I (Pippin), 32nd Thain of the Shire

Description:

Pervinca 1 Took is the youngest daughter of Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire during the Ring War, and Eglantine Banks, and the sister of Pearl, Pimpernel, and Pippin, later Thain Peregrin I. She appears only in the family tree for the Tooks of Great Smials.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees


Notes
1Pervinca is one of the many flower-names used by Tolkien for female hobbits:

It's obvious that Tolkien, like Bilbo, loved flowers, and it seems he wished to portray the spirit of Shire women through that sweet, occasionally thorny, timeless imagery....

The Plants of Middle-earth: Botany and Sub-creation, by Dinah Hazell, Ch 1, Hobbit Names

Common Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
A common periwinkle, Vinca minor, after which Pervinca Took was named.
Pervinca is the Italian name for vinca minor, the Lesser, or Common Periwinkle.

"Pervinca". Encyclopedia of Plants. 6 Oct. 2008.
<Enciclopedia delle Piante www.leserre.it/enciclopedia285/apocynaceae/pervinca/vinca_minor>.

"Vinca Minor". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 6 Oct. 2008.
<Wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinca_minor>.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 5Oct08, 8May10

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