|This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.|
Before the Company of the Ring left Lothlórien, each of its members was presented with a gift by Galadriel. Boromir was given a belt of gold which he carried in the journey until the Breaking of the Fellowship.
Later on, Faramir one night saw the boat by Anduin and Boromir lay there dead, and the belt was the only thing he did not recognize. Frodo said to Faramir that the belt was given to him in Lórien, and thus positively identified the dead man as Boromir.
Portrayal in adaptations
In The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Boromir is the only member of the Fellowship who does not receive a gift from Galadriel. He does wear a belt throughout the film, but it is made of leather, not gold. It is possible Peter Jackson wished to convey the mistrust that Galadriel and the rest of the group felt toward him.
|Gifts of Galadriel|
|Andúril's sheath · Elfstone · Boromir's belt · Merry and Pippin's belts · Sam's garden box · Hair of Galadriel · Bow of the Galadhrim · Phial of Galadriel|
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien", p. 375
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Departure of Boromir", p. 416
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West", p. 666
- "Why Didn’t Boromir Get a Gift From Galadriel in the Films?" dated 29 November 2021, CBR.com (accessed 28 July 2022)