Reader’s question: What’s the difference between an Elfwood in The Fairy Tree Troll and a treant as in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world Middle-earth?

First of all, I would like to say thank you for your question.

What’s the difference between an Elfwood and a treant as in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world Middle-earth?

A treant is a fictional anthropomorphic organism having many characteristics of a tree. Ents are a race of beings in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world Middle-earth who closely resemble trees. They are similar to the talking trees found in folklore around the world. Their name is derived from the Old English word for giant.

Elfwood is the son of Lugh, or Lughiel, of the Long Arm, the Irish god of kings, justice, and rulership. King of the Fairies. Master of all arts, Lugh served as chief Ollam of the Tuatha Dé Danann; he was also a cunning trickster and the wielder of Assal, the lightning spear. He created Elfwood from an earth tree after the destruction of his world to rejuvenate life on the barren world. Elfwood is a nephilm.

The legend of treant doesn’t refuse to them as being made from the immortal’s essence but moreso from their powers. It is not explained where the Ents come from.

One major difference is an Elfwood can take on a full human appearance and lives as a human as any other demigod or immortal. An ent or treant can not.

The story of the treant and Ent comes from ancient mythology just as the story of Elfwood. A variation existed in every society.

Elfwood – He isn’t called a troll because of appearance. He’s called a troll because of his behavior when he’s upset.
Elfwood- book poster


Substantially, they are more alike than not.

They both comes from the same legends.



FestivityLughnasadh or Lughnasa is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. In Modern Irish it is called Lúnasa, in Scottish Gaelic: Lùnastal, and in Manx: Luanistyn. WikipediaDate: Sunday, August 1, 2021Celebrations: Offering of First Fruits, feasting, handfasting, fairs, athletic contestsSignificance: Beginning of the harvest seasonObserved by: Historically: Gaels; Today: Irish people, Scottish people, Manx people, Celtic neopagans, WiccansAlso called: Lúnasa (Irish), Lùnastal (Scottish Gaelic), Luanistyn (Manx language)

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
This entry was posted in immortals, lover, Lovers, The Fairty Tree Troll, The Fairy Tree Troll, trees, war and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Reader’s question: What’s the difference between an Elfwood in The Fairy Tree Troll and a treant as in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world Middle-earth?

  1. Brendan says:

    So, they are pretty much the same except can take on a human form and a treant can not?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.