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Marigold Gamgee

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Youngest child of [[Hamfast Gamgee]] and [[Bell Gamgee|Bell Goodchild]]; a sister of [[Samwise Gamgee]] of the [[Company of the Ring]].
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'''Marigold Cotton (née Gamgee)''' was the youngest child of [[Gaffer Gamgee|Hamfast Gamgee]].
  
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==History==
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Like all Gamgees, Marigold was close to the [[Cotton Family]]. She married [[Tolman Cotton Junior|Young Tom Cotton]], the eldest son of [[Tolman Cotton Senior|Farmer Cotton]]. Marigold's brother, [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], married Tom's sister [[Rose Cotton|Rose]].<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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"Marigold" (from ''Mary'' + ''gold'') refers to the ''[[wikipedia:Tagetes|Tagetes]]'' annual plants of the daisy family.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] picked the name since it contains "gold" and referring to a golden flower, suggesting the [[Fallohides|Fallohide]] strain in Sam's family — which, increased by the favour of [[Galadriel]], became notable in his children.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 760</ref>
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Revision as of 13:28, 25 August 2011

Marigold Gamgee
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesMarigold Cotton
LocationBywater
BirthS.R. 1383
Family
ParentageHamfast Gamgee, Bell Goodchild
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Marigold Cotton (née Gamgee) was the youngest child of Hamfast Gamgee.

History

Like all Gamgees, Marigold was close to the Cotton Family. She married Young Tom Cotton, the eldest son of Farmer Cotton. Marigold's brother, Sam, married Tom's sister Rose.[1]

Etymology

"Marigold" (from Mary + gold) refers to the Tagetes annual plants of the daisy family.

Tolkien picked the name since it contains "gold" and referring to a golden flower, suggesting the Fallohide strain in Sam's family — which, increased by the favour of Galadriel, became notable in his children.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760