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'''Goldberry''' is also known as the "[[River-woman's daughter]]," she was the wife of [[Tom Bombadil]].
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[[Image:Brothers Hildebrandt - Goldberry.jpg|thumb|350px|''Goldberry'' by [[Brothers Hildebrandt]].]]
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'''Goldberry''', also known as the "River-woman's daughter", was the wife of [[Tom Bombadil]].
  
 
Although her origins are uncertain, it has been speculated that she is a river-spirit of the river [[Withywindle]]. Otherwise, she and Bombadil are enigmas in Tolkien's [[Middle-earth]] legendarium. Her name may be a [[Westron]] derivative of the [[Sindarin]] ''Golodh-bereth'', meaning "Flower Queen".
 
Although her origins are uncertain, it has been speculated that she is a river-spirit of the river [[Withywindle]]. Otherwise, she and Bombadil are enigmas in Tolkien's [[Middle-earth]] legendarium. Her name may be a [[Westron]] derivative of the [[Sindarin]] ''Golodh-bereth'', meaning "Flower Queen".
  
 
In Tolkien's ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]'' the first poem tells the tale of her "capture" by Tom Bombadil.
 
In Tolkien's ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]'' the first poem tells the tale of her "capture" by Tom Bombadil.

Revision as of 01:57, 23 April 2006

Goldberry by Brothers Hildebrandt.

Goldberry, also known as the "River-woman's daughter", was the wife of Tom Bombadil.

Although her origins are uncertain, it has been speculated that she is a river-spirit of the river Withywindle. Otherwise, she and Bombadil are enigmas in Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. Her name may be a Westron derivative of the Sindarin Golodh-bereth, meaning "Flower Queen".

In Tolkien's The Adventures of Tom Bombadil the first poem tells the tale of her "capture" by Tom Bombadil.