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'''Goldberry''', also known as the "River-woman's daughter", was the wife of [[Tom Bombadil]].
 
'''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".
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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.  
  
 
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 19:01, 11 February 2008

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.

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