Gimli

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Gimli son of Glóin, is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth world, appearing as a main character in The Lord of the Rings.

Gimli son of Glóin, was a Dwarf of Durin's Folk. He became the only Dwarven member of the Fellowship of the Ring. After the Breaking of the Fellowship, he went west with Aragorn and Legolas in search of the hobbits Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. He fought at the Battle of the Hornburg, accompanied Aragorn on the way though the Paths of the Dead, and fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields and the Battle of the Morannon. After the War, he returned with some of his people to Helm's Deep to set up a Dwarven colony, and became known as the Lord of the Glittering Caves.[1] After Aragorn's death, Gimli left Middle-earth with Legolas in the year 120 of the Fourth Age.[2][3] His great love for the Lady Galadriel and friendship to Legolas earned him the title Elf-friend.[4]

Adaptions

In Peter Jackson's film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, Gimli is played by actor John Rhys-Davies, who was actually the tallest member of the main cast in real life.

References

  1. "After the fall of Sauron, Gimli brought south a part of the Dwarf-folk of Erebor, and he became Lord of the Glittering Caves. He and his people did great works in Gondor and Rohan. For Minas Tirith they forged gates of mithril and steel to replace those broken by the Witch-king." - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, III Durin's Folk
  2. "We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Glóin's son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf." - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, III Durin's Folk
  3. "Then Legolas built a grey ship in Ithilien, and sailed down Anduin and so over Sea; and with him, it is said, went Gimli the Dwarf." - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B The Tale of Years
  4. "He was named Elf-friend because of the great love that grew between him and Legolas, son of King Thranduil, and because of his reverence for the Lady Galadriel." - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, III Durin's Folk
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