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The River-woman, said to be the mother of Goldberry, was a possibly fictitious character mentioned only in a verse as being associated with the Withywindle of the Old Forest.

In a poem, Tom Bombadil was pulled into the river by the swimming Goldberry. She swam "back to her mother's house in the deepest hollow". Later, Tom returned to the river and asked the River-woman for Goldberry's hand; she complied unquestionably, so the two were married.[1]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Tom Bombadil


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