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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name ''Háma'' comes from Old English, and means as much as "home, house, dwelling".
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The name ''Háma'' comes from [[Old English]], and means as much as "home, house, dwelling". The same element is used in ''[[Hamfast]]''.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
[[Image:John Leigh as Hama.jpg|thumb|right|200px|''Háma'' played by [[John Leigh]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]].]]
 
[[Image:John Leigh as Hama.jpg|thumb|right|200px|''Háma'' played by [[John Leigh]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]].]]

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Háma
Rohir
Biographical Information
Positiondoorward of Edoras
DeathMarch 3 or 4, T.A. 3019
"The staff. . . may be more than a prop for age. . . Yet in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom"
The Two Towers, The King of the Golden Hall

Háma was the doorward of Théoden and captain of the King's guard of Rohan. He is shown as a loyal and devoted man, though he often anticipates his orders.

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Story

Háma served as the doorguard of Edoras, the abode of the King of Rohan. In early March T.A. 3019, four guests arrive at his post: Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Gandalf. He stood by the rules of the house, and ordered them all to surrender their weapons. He permitted Gandalf to keep his staff, an oversight which would prove decisive in the War of the Ring.

For this oversight, Háma was reprimanded by Théoden, and briefly relieved of his position as the doorguard. Háma did his Lord's bidding, and also released Éomer from captivity. The King's sister-son was imprisoned by Gríma Wormtongue, who was shortly before overthrown with the use of Gandalf's staff. Háma arrested Gríma, and found various missing items in his possession, including Herugrim, the King's sword.

Háma rode with Théoden to the Hornburg, and fought in the battle that ensued shortly after. He fell before the great gate, and his body was hacked to pieces by a horde of Uruks. He was given the honour of being buried in a grave of his own under the shadow of the Hornburg. Despite his annoyance with his doorward, Théoden obviously had an affection for Háma, and grieved at his fall, so much so that that he personally cast first earth on his grave.

Etymology

The name Háma comes from Old English, and means as much as "home, house, dwelling". The same element is used in Hamfast.

Portrayal in adaptations

Michael Spice voiced Háma in the 1981 radio series.

In Peter Jackson's The Two Towers, John Leigh plays Háma. He is killed during a Warg-attack on the road to Helm's Deep, rather than in the battle itself.

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