Girion

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Girion
Northman
"Girion" by U-yasuk
Biographical Information
PositionLord of Dale
LocationDale
LanguageDalish
DeathT.A. 2770
Dale
Family
SpouseUnnamed wife[1]
ChildrenAt least 2 sons[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
ClothingNecklace
GalleryImages of Girion

Girion (d. T.A. 2770[2]) was the last Lord of Dale.

History

Girion was a Man of Dale and became lord of the city. Not much can be said about his life and rule, other than he had a wife, and at least two sons.[1]

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.[3]

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.[1]

Legacy

Many years later, his descendant Bard was still living in Esgaroth. He took revenge upon the dragon by slaying him with an arrow.[1] His necklace was found among the dragon's hoard.

Etymology

Although the names of Dale are Norse, Girion seems to be a Sindarin name. The meaning is not clear but the Etymologies give a Noldorin root GIR ("quiver, shudder"),[4] which might be related.

Genealogy

GIRION
d. 2770
Bard I
d. 2977
Bain
d. 3007
Brand
d. 3019
Bard II
fl. Fourth Age

Portrayal in adaptations

Girion in adaptations
Girion in The Hobbit (film series)

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.[5]

2018: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Girion's true name is given as "Geirjarn", of which "Girion" was an Elvish interpretation. He was the eight Lord of Dale and the third of his name. His son was named "Brandjarn" but took on the name "Brand" after escaping the Ruin of Dale.

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