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# ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Shadow of the Past]]''
# ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Shadow of the Past]]''
# [[Appendix B]]
# [[Appendix B]]
# [[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]], Letter 214, p. 292
# <i>[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]</i>, Letter 214, p. 292

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Biographical Information
LocationNorth Anduin
Birthc. 2400-2450
Deathc. T.A. 24631
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Déagol

Déagol, was the Stoor Hobbit who had found the One Ring while diving in the Gladden river (a tributary to the Anduin) with his friend Sméagol (and "evidently a relative", as told by J.R.R. Tolkien in Letters #214, p. 292). Sméagol (later known as Gollum) demanded the ring and murdered Déagol when he refused to give it to him.


Déagol is an Old English translation of the "original" Westron name 'Nahald'. Both names carry the meaning "apt to hide, secretive".


In Peter Jackson's The Return of the King, Déagol is played by New Zealand actor Thomas Robins.


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Shadow of the Past
  2. Appendix B
  3. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, p. 292