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Bofur
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Bofur was one of the companions of Thorin Oakenshield during the Quest of Erebor.

Contents

History

Bofur was the brother of Bombur and a cousin of Bifur. He later fought and survived the Battle of Five Armies, and made his dwelling in Erebor.

Bofur was a descendent of Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but was not of Durin's line.

Etymology

The name Bǫvurr appears in the Dvergatal. Its meaning is unknown.[1]

Other versions of the Legendarium

In Tolkien's unfinished rewrite of The Hobbit (published in The History of The Hobbit) Bofur, along with Bifur and Bombur, is said to be Thorin's attendant.

Portrayal in Adaptations

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Bofur is played by Denis McCarthy.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

No actor is specified for the role of Bofur.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Bofur.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Bofur is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[2]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Bofur.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Bofur will be played by James Nesbitt.

References

  1. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967
  2. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011


Members of Thorin and Company
Thorin · Balin · Dwalin · Fíli · Kíli · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Gandalf · Bilbo Baggins