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Déagol

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

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.

Etymology

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

Adaptations

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

Preceded by:
Isildur, c. 2461 years earlier
Ring-bearer
briefly, c. T.A. 2463
Followed by:
Sméagol

References

  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