Everard Took

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Everard Took
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1380
ParentageAdelard Took
Physical Description

Everard Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History[edit | edit source]

Everard was the youngest son of Adelard Took.[1] At Bilbo's Farewell Party in S.R. 1401, he danced the Springle-ring with Melilot Brandybuck when he thought the Speech was over.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The meaning is "boar-strong" (ever + hard).[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

Everard's name was originally 'Prospero' until Tolkien's sixth draft version of A Long-expected Party.[4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The Third Phase (1): XIX The Journey to Bree, Chapter I: 'A Long-expected Party'"