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Gálmód

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

Gálmód was a man of Rohan.

[edit] 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]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] 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