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Decipher - Grimbeorn.jpg
Biographical Information
Other namesThe Old
TitlesChieftain of the Beornings
LocationVales of Anduin
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Grimbeorn

Grimbeorn the Old was the son of Beorn.

[edit] History

Grimbeorn became a great lord in his own right. Like his father, he was the chieftain of the Beornings and he dwelt in the same regions of the Vales of Anduin. During his time, the High Pass and the Ford of Carrock were kept open and no Orc or Wolf dared to enter his land.[1]

[edit] Etymology

While Beorn is a word related to "bear", Grim (like in modern English) means "fierce", therefore his name can be translated as "Fierce bear".

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"