|"Girion" by U-yasuk|
|Position||Lord of Dale|
|Death||T.A. 2770 |
|Children||At least 2 sons|
|Gallery||Images of Girion|
He possessed a Necklace made of five hundred emeralds. When the Dwarves of Erebor forged a coat of dwarf-linked rings, presumably of mithril, for his eldest son, Girion gave the necklace to the Dwarves as a payment.
He witnessed the arrival of Smaug when the Dragon assaulted Dale and the neighbouring dwarf realm of Erebor. Girion was killed during that event but his wife and child escaped down the River Running.
fl. Fourth Age
Portrayal in adaptations
|Girion in adaptations|
2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):
- Briefly seen in flashback to the Sack of Erebor in both the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Girion is portrayed by Luke Evans, who also played Girion's descendant Bard.
2018: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Girion's name is explained as being the Elvish interpretation of "Geirjarn". The first Lord of Dale was an archer who saved King Thrór from Orcs and was rewarded with the rule of Dale and a Black Arrow for him and each of his heirs.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Fire and Water"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Inside Information"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 358
- "Luke Evans played Bard’s ancestor, Girion of Dale", theonering.net, 9 December 2013 (accessed 29 January 2014)