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Déagol from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Biographical Information
LocationNear Gladden Fields
Deathc. T.A. 2463[1]
Gladden Fields
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Déagol

Déagol was the Stoor Hobbit who had found the One Ring while diving in the Gladden river (a tributary to the Anduin) with his friend and relative Sméagol.[2] Sméagol (later known as Gollum) demanded the Ring and murdered Déagol when he refused to hand it over.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Déagol is an Old English translation of the "original" Westron name 'Nahald'.[4] Both names carry the meaning "apt to hide, secretive".

[edit] Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:

Déagol is played by New Zealand actor Thomas Robins.[5]
Died: c. T.A. 2463
Last held by:
Isildur, c. 2461 years earlier
briefly, c. T.A. 2463
Followed by:


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959), p. 292
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  5. "Biography for Thomas Robins", IMDB (accessed 30 January 2012)
Ring-bearers of the One Ring
Sauron (S.A. 1600 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - 25 September, T.A. 2) · Déagol (c. 2463) · Sméagol (c. 2463 - 2941) · Bilbo Baggins (2941 - 22 September, 3001) · Frodo Baggins (22 September, 3001 - 13 March, 3019) · Samwise Gamgee (13 March, 3019 - 14 March, 3019) · Frodo Baggins (14 March, 3019 - 25 March, 3019) · Gollum (25 March, T.A. 3019)
Also briefly held the Ring: Gandalf (13 April, T.A. 3018) · Tom Bombadil (27 September, T.A. 3018)