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

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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 1960 rewrite of The Hobbit, Bifur,Bofur and Bombur were Thorin's attendants.[2] John D. Rateliff assumes this made them either courtiers or honor-guard.[3]

Portrayal in Adaptations

1966: The Hobbit (1966 film):

Bofur is omitted. Thorin Oakenshield only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Return to Bag-End, "The Fifth Phase", "A Well-Planned Party", p. 774
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Return to Bag-End, "The Fifth Phase", "Arrival in Rivendell", note 32
  4. "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 10 January 2012)
  5. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011
  6. Peter Jackson, "Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit" dated 20 March 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)


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