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'''Gamling''' (late [[Third Age]]) was a man of [[Rohan]] and the leader of the watchers of [[Helm's Dike]]. An old man during the [[War of the Ring]], Gamling was still a commanding presence at the time of the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]. During the battle Gamling was the first to realize that [[Orcs]] had penetrated [[the Deep]] through its culvert, and he led the counterattack himself.
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'''Gamling''' (late [[Third Age]]) was a man of [[Rohan]] and the leader of the watchers of [[Helm's Dike]].<ref name="Helm">{{TT|III7}}</ref>
  
Gamling seems to have been brought up in the western valleys of Rohan; he understood the tongue of [[Dunland]] that was still spoken in those regions.
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==History==
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An old man during the [[War of the Ring]], Gamling was still a commanding presence at the time of the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]. During the battle Gamling was the first to realize that [[Orcs]] had penetrated [[the Deep]] through its culvert, and he led the counterattack himself.
  
== Portrayal in Adaptations ==
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Gamling seems to have been brought up in the western valleys of Rohan; he understood the tongue of [[Dunland]] that was still spoken in those regions.<ref name="Helm"/>
[[Image:Peter Jackson's Gamling.jpg|thumb|left|[[Bruce Hopkins]] as Gamling in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]]]
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In [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]], Gamling was played by New Zealand actor [[Bruce Hopkins]].
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When the [[Deeping Wall]] was taken, Gamling was one of those swept back into the narrows.  When the battle was over Gamling, [[Éomer]], [[Gimli]] and others came forth from the caves.<ref>{{TT|III8}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Gamling translates to "old man" from the Old English term, "gamol", meaning "old, aged, ancient."
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Gamling translates to "old man" from the [[Old English]] term, "gamol", meaning "old, aged, ancient", but only found in Old English in verse-language<ref name="N">{{HM|N}}, p. 758</ref>
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Gamling is somewhat anglicized/modernized while genuinely it should be ''Gameling''. It would be one of the words and names that hobbits recognized as similar to [[Hobbitish]] (like ''[[Shadowfax]]'' or ''[[Gríma|Wormtongue]]'').<ref name="N"/>
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==Inspiration==
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Gamling.jpg|thumb|right|[[Bruce Hopkins]] as Gamling in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'']]
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Tolkien noted that it is the origin of the surnames Gamlen, Gam(b)lin. It appears in the medieval poem ''The Tale of Gamelin'' (inspiration of Shakespeare's ''[[Wikipedia:As You Like It|As You Like It]]'')<ref name="N"/>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''1981: [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1981 radio series)]]:'''
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:[[Patrick Barr]] provided the voice of Gamling.
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'''2001-03: [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]]:'''
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:Gamling was played by New Zealand actor [[Bruce Hopkins]]. His role was expanded to that of a lieutenant to [[Théoden]].
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'''2010: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest]]'':'''
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:Despite the game's heavy reliance on movie audio tracks, Gamling's speech at the departure from Edoras is not resampled, but dubbed in verbatim by [[Tom Kane]].
  
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Revision as of 00:34, 22 December 2012

Daniel Govar - Gamling.jpg
Gamling
Rohir
Biographical Information
Other namesGamling the Old
PositionCaptain
LocationRohan
BirthLate Third Age
Family
ChildrenUnnamed child[source?]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gamling (late Third Age) was a man of Rohan and the leader of the watchers of Helm's Dike.[1]

Contents

History

An old man during the War of the Ring, Gamling was still a commanding presence at the time of the Battle of the Hornburg. During the battle Gamling was the first to realize that Orcs had penetrated the Deep through its culvert, and he led the counterattack himself.

Gamling seems to have been brought up in the western valleys of Rohan; he understood the tongue of Dunland that was still spoken in those regions.[1]

When the Deeping Wall was taken, Gamling was one of those swept back into the narrows. When the battle was over Gamling, Éomer, Gimli and others came forth from the caves.[2]

Etymology

Gamling translates to "old man" from the Old English term, "gamol", meaning "old, aged, ancient", but only found in Old English in verse-language[3]

Gamling is somewhat anglicized/modernized while genuinely it should be Gameling. It would be one of the words and names that hobbits recognized as similar to Hobbitish (like Shadowfax or Wormtongue).[3]

Inspiration

Tolkien noted that it is the origin of the surnames Gamlen, Gam(b)lin. It appears in the medieval poem The Tale of Gamelin (inspiration of Shakespeare's As You Like It)[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Patrick Barr provided the voice of Gamling.

2001-03: The Lord of the Rings (film series):

Gamling was played by New Zealand actor Bruce Hopkins. His role was expanded to that of a lieutenant to Théoden.

2010: The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest:

Despite the game's heavy reliance on movie audio tracks, Gamling's speech at the departure from Edoras is not resampled, but dubbed in verbatim by Tom Kane.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Road to Isengard"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 758