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Gríma Wormtongue (died Third Age November 3, 3019) was the chief advisor to King Théoden of Rohan. He was the son of Gálmód. Gríma means "mask" or "ghost" in Old English.

Gríma was secretly in thrall to Saruman, and worked to weaken Théoden and his kingdom. Upon Gandalf's arrival, "many things which men had missed" were found locked in his trunk and he was given a grim choice: ride into battle or into exile. Choosing the latter, he went to dwell with Saruman at Orthanc. Saruman had cause to regret this when, following the confrontation between Saruman and Gandalf, he mistakenly threw a "heavy rock"