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Boromir's belt

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"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.

The fair belt as it were of linked golden leaves, was gifted to Boromir by Galadriel.

History

Before the Company of the Ring left Lothlórien, each of its members was presented with a gift by Galadriel. Boromir was given a belt of gold which he carried in the journey until the Breaking of the Fellowship.[1]

When Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas laid him in his burial boat, the golden belt gleamed about his waist.[2]

Later on, Faramir one night saw the boat by Anduin and Boromir lay there dead, and the belt was the only thing he did not recognize. Frodo said to Faramir that the belt was given to him in Lórien, and thus positively identified the dead man as Boromir.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Departure of Boromir"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"
Gifts of Galadriel
Andúril's sheath Elfstone Boromir's belt
Merry and Pippin's belts Sam's garden box Hair of Galadriel
Bow of the Galadhrim Phial of Galadriel