Rúmil (elf of Lórien)

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The name Rúmil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Rúmil (disambiguation).
Rúmil
Silvan Elf
"Rumil" by Ebe Kastein
Biographical Information
PositionMarchwarden
LocationLothlórien
AffiliationLothlórien
Family
SiblingsHaldir and Orophin
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Rúmil


Rúmil was a Silvan Elf of Lothlórien.

History

Rúmil was the brother of Haldir and Orophin. He was one of three wardens met by the Fellowship as they entered the Golden Wood.[1]

Etymology

"Rúmil" was a "learned" Quenya-name.[2]:54 As the name was identical in form to Quenya name of the learned sage of Valinor, and unknown to the Silvan or Sindar Elves, Tolkien decided it must have been given by Galadriel herself, but he questioned why such a name would be given to "one of the plain guards and soldiers" of the kingdom.[3]:51

Genealogy

Haldir
unknown
RÚMIL
unknown
Orophin
unknown

Portrayal in adaptations

Rúmil in adaptations
Rúmil in The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Rúmil in The Lord of the Rings Online

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Rúmil is portrayed by Jørn Benzon. His image is used in the tie-in Trading Card Game.

2001-7: The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game:

An elf of Lórien is identified as being Rúmil in three cards, Rumil, Brother of Haldir (12C22), Rumil, Silvan Elf (17S12) and Rumil, Elven Protector (1U57). At least some of his images are from the film.

2001-2020: Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game:

Rumil is one of the named heroes in the Lothlorien army in the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. The lore given with his rules say he is renowned for his skill with the blade, and he has a unique ability that forces enemies to reroll duel rolls.

2009: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Rúmil can be found on the western outskirts of Lothlorien, defending the borders against the orc attacks.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)