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Fram

Fram
Northman
Matt Stewart - The Teeth of Scatha.jpg
"The Teeth of Scatha" by Matt Stewart
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of the Éothéod
LocationFramsburg
LanguageLanguage of the Éothéod
RuleLate 20th/ early 21st century of the Third Age
Notable forKilling Scatha
Family
ParentageFrumgar
ChildrenUnnamed; ancestor of Léod
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Fram

Fram was the son of Frumgar[1] and Lord of the Éothéod. It is possible that he was the fith Lord of the Éothéod and the great-grandson of Forthwini.[2]

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[edit] History

During his rule the Éothéod lived in the land between the Misty Mountains on the west, the Forest River in the east, the confluence of the rivers Greylin and Langwell in the south[3] and the Grey Mountains in the north and were troubled by the Dragon Scatha. Fram slew the monster and claimed the Dragon's hoard as his own. The Dwarves of that region also laid claim to the treasure, but Fram rebuked the claim, instead sending them the teeth of the Dragon along with the message, "Jewels such as these you will not match in your treasuries, for they are hard to come by." The rebuke angered the Dwarves, and it was rumoured that they killed Fram for it.[1]

The only fortified burg of the Éothéod was located at the confluence of the Greylin and the Langwell.[4] It is possible that this burg was the settlement known as Framsburg[5][6] and that it was named after Fram.[7]

[edit] Genealogy

Forthwini
fl. 1944
 
 
 
 
Frumgar
fl. 1977
 
 
 
 
FRAM
fl. c. T.A. 2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Léod
2459 - 2501
 
 
 
 
Eorl
2485 - 2545


[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2020: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Fram appear in a series of flashbacks narrating the history of Éothéod. When Scatha attacked Framsburg, Frumgar lost the use of his sword-arm, after which Fram swore revenge and hunted Scatha alone for two years. Frumgar died shortly after Fram returned with Scatha's treasure, while Fram himself was not killed by Dwarves, but by the servants of the Enemy who made it look like Dwarves were involved to sow dissent in the North. Fram left three sons, Gifica, Gundamári and Gisilhári. None of them were at age at the time of Fram's death and the two eldest died in battles against Orcs.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  2. Michael Martinez, "How Many Lords of Éothéod Were There?" dated 10 October 2013, middle-earth.xenite.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(ii) The Ride of Eorl", second paragraph
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(ii) The Ride of Eorl", third paragraph
  5. Daniel Helen, "Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth transcribed" dated 10 November 2015, tolkiensociety.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  6. Michael Martinez, "What Was Éothéod Like?" dated 7 December 2011, middle-earth.xenite.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  7. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. Ixv, entry Framsburg
Fram
Preceded by:
Frumgar
Lord of the ÉothéodUnknown
eventually Léod