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Frumgar

Frumgar
Northman
The Lord of the Rings Online - Frumgar.jpg
Frumgar in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
Titleschieftain of the Éothéod
LocationNorth-west Rhovanion
Languagelanguage of the Éothéod
Birthbefore T.A. 1977
Rulec. T.A. 1977
Family
ChildrenFram[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Frumgar

Frumgar was a chieftain of the Éothéod who led his people from the middle to the northern Vales of Anduin.[1] It is possible that Frumgar was the fourth Lord of the Éothéod and the grandson of Forthwini.[2]

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[edit] History

Before T.A. 1977 the Éothéod lived in the middle vales of Anduin between the Carrock and the Gladden Fields with most of them living on the west side of the river Anduin.[3] At that time many men lived in the middle vales of Anduin and the shadow of Dol Guldur was lengthening.[4]

In T.A. 1975[5] the evil Kingdom of Angmar was destroyed. The Éothéod heard of the destruction of Angmar,[4] probably because some of them had fought with their horses with the expeditionary force from Gondor in Arthedain against the troops from Angmar[6] in T.A. 1975.[7] As a consequence, Frumgar, then the chieftain of the Éothéod, led the Éothéod,[1] who sought more room, to the North and drove away the remnants of the people of Angmar on the east side of the Misty Mountains[4] in T.A. 1977.[8]

The Éothéod settled in the land between the Misty Mountains on the west, the Forest River in the east and the confluence of the rivers Greylin and Langwell in the south.[9] The only fortified burg of the Éothéod was located at the confluence of the Greylin and the Langwell.[10] It is possible that this burg was the settlement known as Framsburg[11][12] and that it was named after Frumgar's son, Fram.[13] Frumgar was remembered in the songs of the Rohirrim.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The Old English word frumgar means "chieftain", "leader", "prince" or "patriarch", literally "first spear".[14] It is a compound of frum "first" and gár "spear."

[edit] Genealogy

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

[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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", p. 1064, fifth paragraph
  2. Michael Martinez, "How Many Lords of Éothéod Were There?" dated 10 October 2013, middle-earth.xenite.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(i) The Northmen and the Wainriders", second paragraph
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", p. 1064, first paragraph
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1975 of the Third Age
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Eärnil II, p. 1050
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1975 of the Third Age
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1977 of the Third Age
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(ii) The Ride of Eorl", second paragraph
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(ii) The Ride of Eorl", third paragraph
  11. Daniel Helen, "Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth transcribed" dated 10 November 2015, tolkiensociety.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  12. Michael Martinez, "What Was Éothéod Like?" dated 7 December 2011, middle-earth.xenite.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  13. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. Ixv, entry Framsburg
  14. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 703
Frumgar
Unknown
eventually Forthwini
Lord of the ÉothéodFollowed by:
Fram