Gram

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Gram
Rohir
"The House of Eorl - Gram" by Lída Holubová
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohanese and Westron
BirthT.A. 2668
RuleT.A. 2718-2741 (23 years)
DeathT.A. 2741 (aged 73)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageDéor
ChildrenHelm Hammerhand, Hild
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Gram

Gram (Third Age 26682741, aged 73 years) was the eighth King of Rohan.

History

Gram was the son of Déor and father of Helm Hammerhand and Hild. His reign was a time of warfare with the Dunlendings, who had occupied Isengard during his father's time, and continued to raid and harass the Rohirrim.[1]

Etymology

J.R.R. Tolkien comments that the name in Old Norse has the meaning "warrior" or "king", which is not the case with recorded Old English. However he presupposes some poetic influence of Northern Mannish upon Rohanese (similar to the influence between Old Norse and Old English), after which the name can be understood as such.[2] Gram means "furious" or "fierce" in Old English.[3]

Genealogy

Goldwine
2619 - 2699
Déor
2644 - 2718
GRAM
2668 - 2741
Helm Hammerhand
2691 - 2759
Hild
unknown
Haleth
d. 2758
Háma
d. 2759
daughter
unknown
Fréaláf Hildeson
2726 - 2798

References

Gram
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2668 Died: T.A. 2741
Preceded by:
Déor
8th King of Rohan
T.A. 27182741
Followed by:
Helm


Kings of Rohan
First Line: Eorl the Young (T.A. 2510 - 2545) · Brego (2545 - 2570) · Aldor the Old (2570 - 2645) · Fréa (2645 - 2659) · Fréawine (2659 - 2680) · Goldwine (2680 - 2699) · Déor (2699 - 2718) · Gram (2718 - 2741) · Helm Hammerhand (2741 - 2759)
Second Line: Fréaláf Hildeson (2759 - 2798) · Brytta Léofa (2798 - 2842) · Walda (2842 - 2851) · Folca the Hunter (2851 - 2864) · Folcwine (2864 - 2903) · Fengel (2903 - 2953) · Thengel (2953 - 2980) · Théoden Ednew (2980 - 3019)
Third Line: Éomer Éadig (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 63) · Elfwine the Fair (63 - unknown)