Nowhere Elaborated: Rosie Cotton

The Nelwyn people in the 1988 film Willow are obviously inspired by the Hobbits of The Lord of the Rings, as illustrated by this shot of their village from the start of the film,

And the fact that they're a race of extremely small, rustic, jolly folk.

The title character and main hero of the story, Willow Ufgood, is a typical Nelwyn man. He has two children, Mims and Ranon, and is married to a woman named Kaiya.

Kaiya's character is an echo, both in context and role, of Rosie Cotton before her. She is the lover who must wait for the journey to end and her beloved to come home, the sturdy mother-figure juxtaposed against the warrior-maidens and wise enchantresses that make up the other feminine elements of the adventure.

Images of Kaiya, Mims, Ranon, and Willow:

Interesting fact: Julie Peters, the actress who portrayed Kaiya, went on to play Trufflehunter in the television adaption of Prince Caspian, based on the novel by C S Lewis.