Bungo Baggins

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Bungo Baggins
Bungo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Biographical Information
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1246
DeathS.R. 1326 (aged 80)
ParentageMungo Baggins and Laura Grubb
SiblingsBelba, Longo, Linda and Bingo
SpouseBelladonna Took
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Bungo Baggins

Bungo Baggins (T.A. 2846 - 2926, died aged 80[1]) was a well-to-do Hobbit, and the father of Bilbo Baggins.


Bungo was the eldest child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb. He married Belladonna Took, daughter of the Old Took, towards S.R. 1290. Bungo and Belladonna had only one child together, the famous Bilbo Baggins.[1]

Father and son were so much alike, in looks and behaviour, that Bilbo seemed like a "second edition" of his "solid and comfortable" father.[2]

Apart from fathering Bilbo, Bungo's other achievements were that he built and excavated the rather luxurious Bag End in the Hill in Hobbiton and that he laid down several bottles of Old Winyards wine that would be enjoyed by Rorimac Brandybuck after Bilbo's Farewell Party[2] and by the small party on 21 September T.A. 3018 that Frodo Baggins gave before leaving Bag End.[3]

Bungo had an aptitude for either remembering or coining proverbs. Bilbo quoted his father's sayings "third time pays for all" before making his first descent into Erebor[4] and "while there's life there's hope" when leading the Dwarves down to Smaug's lair.[5]


The name Bungo was meaningless in contemporary Hobbitish Westron. It represented an original name Bunga.[6]

Portrayal in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

A portrait of Bungo Baggins hangs in Bag End. It is based on a beardless Peter Jackson (whereas Belladonna's is a portrait of his wife, Fran Walsh).[7]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

A portrait of Belladonna, Bungo and a young Bilbo hangs at Bag End. As he looks at it, Bilbo exclaims "A Hobbit couldn't wish for nicer parents".[8]

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:

The same portrait from Fellowship is featured by the end of the film, as Bilbo returns home from his journey to Erebor.

See also