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Frumgar

Frumgar
Northman
Frumgar - LOTRO.jpg
Frumgar in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of the Éothéod
LocationNorth-west Rhovanion
Languagelanguage of the Éothéod
Family
ChildrenFram
Physical Description
GenderMale

Frumgar was the fourth Lord of the Éothéod and the grandson of Forthwini.[note 1]

During his youth the Éothéod lived in the Vales of Anduin, near Mirkwood Forest. It was a dangerous area, beleaguered by the creatures of the Necromancer at Dol Guldur. However, in T.A. 1975 the evil Kingdom of Angmar was destroyed, freeing up land to the north. In T.A. 1977 Frumgar led the Éothéod to the vale beyond the rivers Greylin and Langwell.[1][2]

The settlement later known as Framsburg after his son, Fram, was built there.[3] Frumgar was remembered in the songs of the Rohirrim.[4]

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[edit] Genealogy

Marhwini
fl. 1856 - 1899
 
 
 
 
Forthwini
fl. 1944
 
 
 
 
FRUMGAR
fl. 1977
 
 
 
 
Fram
fl. c. T.A. 2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Léod
2459 - 2501


[edit] Etymology

The Old English word frum means "beginning". Frumgar can be interpreted as "chieftain".

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2020: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Frumgar appears in a flashback narrating the history of the Eotheod. He is shown befriending dwarves and Wizards at a young age, and his decision to move his people to the Wells of Langflood is partially motivated by his wife being killed in an orc raid.
Frumgar
Unknown
eventually Forthwini
4th Lord of the ÉothéodFollowed by:
Fram

Notes

  1. His father's name is not recorded.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. A Map of Middle-earth
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"