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Gríma Wormtongue

Saruman’s spy at the court of Théoden

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Gríma

The counsellor of Théoden King of Rohan, who acted as a spy of Saruman to keep the country of Rohan weak. After the destruction of Isengard by the Ents, he accompanied Saruman northward to the Shire.


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Apart from the details of his death (he was shot by hobbit archers in the Shire, after the Battle of Bywater) we have very little dating information about Gríma. Tolkien refers to only one other definite date connected to him: III 3014. That was the year Théoden began to fall ill, and Gríma began to gain a significant hold over him, though he had evidently been in the King's service for some time before this.

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