Lofar

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Lofar
Dwarf
Biographical Information
BirthThird Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Lofar was a Dwarf in early drafts of The Fellowship of the Ring. He was one of the Dwarves that stayed at Bag End after Bilbo Baggins' birthday party.[1]

History

In the early writings of the chapter "A Long-expected Party", Lofar was instructed by Bilbo to give the Ring to Frodo Baggins (at that point called "Bingo"). [1] Lofar is not named in the published version of The Fellowship of the Ring however he may be one of three Dwarves that sets out with Bilbo for Rivendell.[2]

Etymology

Lofarr is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It can mean either "Stooper" or "Praiser".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The Second Phase: XIV. Return to Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party", p. 35
  3. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967