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Bandobras ‘Bullroarer’ Took

Victor of the Battle of Greenfields

Took III

Took II


(The Bullroarer)
The North-took family,
and other descendants

The son of Thain Isumbras III1 of the Took line, Bandobras was famous for averting a Goblin invasion of the Shire at the Battle of Greenfields, and personally slaying the goblins' leader, Golfimbul.



Many editions of The Lord of the Rings contain a statement in the Prologue that Bandobras was the son of Thain Isengrim II, rather than Isumbras III. This was an error, corrected in the 50th anniversary edition of 2004.

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