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'''Bergil''' ([[gil]] = star) is the older son of [[Beregond]] of [[Gondor]]. A boy at the time of the [[War of the Ring]], he accompanied [[Peregrin Took]] when he first arrived in the city of [[Minas Tirith]]. In [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]], Bergil and his father were both left out, their deeds transferred to Peregrin and [[Gandalf]].
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}}'''Bergil''' was a boy of [[Minas Tirith]].
  
Of Bergil's destiny the novel or its appendices tell nothing. His younger brother [[Borlas]] is central to "[[The New Shadow]]", the soon-abandoned draft for ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' sequel published in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''.
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==History==
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Bergil was born around {{TA|3010}}, was the eldest son of [[Beregond (soldier of Gondor)|Beregond]] of [[Gondor]]. He had at least a younger brother, [[Borlas]].  
  
[[Category:Men]]
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A boy at the time of the [[War of the Ring]], he accompanied [[Peregrin Took|Pippin Took]] when he first arrived in the city of [[Minas Tirith]]. He led Pippin to the [[Great Gate of Minas Tirith]] to view the men from the various provinces of Gondor coming to [[Pelennor]] to reinforce the city against the impending [[Siege of Gondor|siege]].<ref name="MT">{{RK|MT}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Bergil'' is [[Sindarin]] for "Valiant star".
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==Genealogy==
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{{familytree | | | BER | | | | |BER=[[Beregond (soldier of Gondor)|Beregond]]<ref name="MT"/>}}
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{{familytree | BER | | BOR | | |BER=[[Bergil]]|BOR=[[Borlas]]<ref name="New"/>}}
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{{familytree | | | DAU | | BER |DAU=''unnamed<br>daughter''<ref name="New">{{PM|Shadow}}</ref>|BER=[[Berelach]]<ref name="New"/>}}
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''[[1956]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)]]'':'''
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:The role of Bergil was played by a young [[David Hemmings]].<ref name="RT1726">Radio Times, Volume 133, No. 1726, [[7 December|December 7]], [[1956]]</ref>
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Revision as of 12:40, 4 November 2012

Stefano Baldo - Bergil.jpg
Bergil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthAround T.A. 3010
Gondor
Family
ParentageBeregond
SiblingsBorlas
Physical Description
GenderMale
Bergil was a boy of Minas Tirith.

Contents

History

Bergil was born around T.A. 3010, was the eldest son of Beregond of Gondor. He had at least a younger brother, Borlas.

A boy at the time of the War of the Ring, he accompanied Pippin Took when he first arrived in the city of Minas Tirith. He led Pippin to the Great Gate of Minas Tirith to view the men from the various provinces of Gondor coming to Pelennor to reinforce the city against the impending siege.[1]

Etymology

Bergil is Sindarin for "Valiant star".

Genealogy

 
 
Baranor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beregond[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bergil
 
Borlas[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unnamed
daughter
[2]
 
Berelach[2]


Portrayal in Adaptations

1956: The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series):

The role of Bergil was played by a young David Hemmings.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow"
  3. Radio Times, Volume 133, No. 1726, December 7, 1956