Amaranth Brandybuck

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Amaranth Brandybuck
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1304
DeathS.R. 1398 (aged 94)
ParentageGorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took
SiblingsRorimac, Saradas, Dodinas, Asphodel, Dinodas, Primula
Physical Description

Amaranth Brandybuck was a hobbit of the Shire.

History[edit | edit source]

Amaranth was the second child of Gorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Amaranth" is a poetic name for a flower that does not fade, derived from Greek αμάραντος.[2] It is also the common name for a group of 60-70 plants belonging to the family Amaranthaceae. They are used as food and in ornamental gardens; some are weeds.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  3. Melissa Petruzzello, "Amaranth" dated 13 January 2017, Encyclopædia Britannica (accessed 27 May 2024)