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Halfast Gamgee

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Halfast Gamgee was a cousin of Samwise Gamgee, the son of Sam's uncle Halfred of Overhill. While hunting in the Northfarthing one day, Halfast reportedly encountered a huge and peculiar being that he called a 'Tree-man'. He was also known by the nickname 'Hal'.


The name comes from Old English hālfæst meaning "hale and firm".[1]


  1. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"