Goldilocks Gardner

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Goldilocks Gardner
"Goldilocks Gardner" by Gregor Roffalski
Biographical Information
Other namesGlorfinniel S
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
Great Smials
BirthS.R. 1431
ParentageSamwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton
SiblingsElanor, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin and Tolman
SpouseFaramir Took
Physical Description
Hair colorBlonde
GalleryImages of Goldilocks Gardner

Goldilocks Gardner (born S.R. 1431) was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Goldilocks was the third daughter of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton, so named because her fair hair was rare among the Shire-hobbits, but not among Sam's children.[1] In S.R. 1463 she married Thain Faramir I, son of Peregrin Took.[2]


Although the name refers to her hair, it is also in accordance to the Hobbit custom of giving flower-names to women. Goldilocks sometimes refers to buttercup or daisy flowers.[1] The Sindarin translation of her name appearing in the King's Letter was Glorfinniel.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 613
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: XI. The Epilogue", pp. 126, 129