Trivia Crack Answer: Gandalf
About the wizard in the Hobbit
The wizard in The Hobbit is Gandalf. The Hobbit was a children’s story written by J.R.R. Tolkien, partly as an amalgamation of bedtime stories for his children. After being encouraged to try and publish The Hobbit, Tolkien met with great success and a call for more stories set in the same setting. The eponymous Hobbit in The Hobbit is Bilbo Baggins, who lives in Bag-End in Hobbiton, which is a small town of Hobbits that bears a strong similarity to a rural British town. The wizard in The Hobbit is Gandalf, a bearded, robed old man with a staff and pointed hat. Gandalf is good friends with Bilbo, and eventually persuades him to join a company of Dwarves on an adventure to take back the Dwarves’ ancient city and treasure. As a wizard, Gandalf plays a key role in The Hobbit mostly through his wide knowledge of the world and its creatures, as well as magic. Gandalf’s depiction in The Hobbit and the later series, The Lord of the Rings, would influence the image of wizards in fantasy fiction for years to come. In the full lore of Middle-Earth, Gandalf is part of the White Council along with Saruman and Galadriel, and is not a human wizard at all, but rather a Maiar, an immortal spirit.