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Gálmód

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==History==
 
==History==
Gálmód was the father of [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]], the advisor to [[Théoden|King Théoden]] of [[Rohan]].<ref>{{TT|King}}</ref>  
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Gálmód must have been born and flourished around the 30th century of the [[Third Age]]<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', entry "Gálmód"</ref>; he was the father of [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]], the advisor to [[Théoden|King Théoden]] of [[Rohan]].<ref>{{TT|King}}</ref>  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name ''Gálmód'' seems to derive from the [[Old English]] word for "light-minded, licentious"<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page 404</ref> or "light, wanton mood".<ref>[[Ruth S. Noel]], ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'', page 26</ref>
 
The name ''Gálmód'' seems to derive from the [[Old English]] word for "light-minded, licentious"<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page 404</ref> or "light, wanton mood".<ref>[[Ruth S. Noel]], ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'', page 26</ref>

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Gálmód
Rohir
Biographical Information
BirthLate Third Age
Family
ChildrenGríma
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gálmód was a man of Rohan.

History

Gálmód must have been born and flourished around the 30th century of the Third Age[1]; he was the father of Gríma Wormtongue, the advisor to King Théoden of Rohan.[2]

Etymology

The name Gálmód seems to derive from the Old English word for "light-minded, licentious"[3] or "light, wanton mood".[4]

References

  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Gálmód"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, page 404
  4. Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth, page 26