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Gram

This article is about the King of Rohan. For the the mountain, see Mount Gram.
Gram
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2668
RuleT.A. 2718-2741 (23 years)
DeathT.A. 2741 (aged 73)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageDéor
ChildrenHelm Hammerhand, Hild
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gram (Third Age 26682741, aged 73 years) was the eighth King of Rohan.

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[edit] History

Gram was the son of Déor and father of Helm Hammerhand and Hild. His reign was a time of warfare with the Dunlendings, who had occupied Isengard during his father's time, and continued to raid and harass the Rohirrim.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Tolkien comments that the name in Old Norse has the meaning "warrior, King", which is not the case with recorded Old English (where gram means "fierce, grim, hostile"). However he presupposes some poetic influence of Northern Mannish upon Rohirric (similar to the influence between Old Norse and Old English), after which the name can be understood as such.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goldwine
2619 - 2699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Déor
2644 - 2718
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GRAM
2668 - 2741
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helm Hammerhand
2691 - 2759
 
Hild
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haleth
d. 2758
 
Háma
d. 2759
 
daughter
unknown
 
Fréaláf Hildeson
2726 - 2798


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 250, (dated 1 November 1963)
Gram
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2668 Died: T.A. 2741
Preceded by:
Déor
8th King of Rohan
T.A. 27182741
Followed by:
Helm