Marigold Gamgee

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Marigold Gamgee
Marigold Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
Other namesMarigold Cotton
BirthS.R. 1383
ParentageGaffer Gamgee and Bell Goodchild
SiblingsHamson, Halfred, Daisy, May and Samwise
SpouseTom Cotton
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Marigold Gamgee

Marigold Cotton (née Gamgee) was the youngest child of Hamfast Gamgee.


Like all Gamgees, Marigold was close to the Cotton Family. She married Young Tom Cotton, the eldest son of Farmer Cotton. Marigold's brother, Sam, married Tom's sister Rose.[1]


"Marigold" (from Mary + gold) refers to the Tagetes annual plants of the daisy family.

Tolkien picked the name since it contains "gold" and referring to a golden flower, suggesting the Fallohide strain in Sam's family — which, increased by the favour of Galadriel, became notable in his children.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Marigold is not a regular NPC present in the game, but rather appears during a single quest available only when the game's annual Yule-festival is active. She appears in front of Bag-End to sign a petition to remove Lobelia Sackville-Baggins from her position as the Yule-planner.