|Titles||King of Rohan|
|Language||Rohirric and Westron|
|Birth||T.A. 2668 |
|Rule||T.A. 2718-2741 (23 years)|
|Death||T.A. 2741 (aged 73)|
|House||House of Eorl|
|Children||Helm Hammerhand, Hild|
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.
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.
2619 - 2699
2644 - 2718
2668 - 2741
2691 - 2759†
2726 - 2798
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 250, (dated 1 November 1963)
House of Eorl
|8th King of Rohan|
T.A. 2718 – 2741