Meaning: Grima, from Old English for 'mask' or 'secret'
Other Names: Wormtongue; also called Worm by Sharkey/Saruman
Location(s): Rohan, Isengard, Shire
Title(s): councillor to Théoden
Dates: III - III 11.03.3019
Parents: Gálmód - father (mother unknown)
"At [Théoden's] feet upon the steps sat a wizened figure of a man, with a pale wise face and heavy-lidded eyes....He laughed grimly, as he lifted his heavy lids for a moment and gazed at the strangers wirth dark eyes."
Chapter VI, "The King of the Golden Hall", The Treason of Isengard, TTT, LOTR
"Your leechcraft ere long would have had me walking on all fours like a beast." -Théoden
"Ever Wormtongue's whispering was in your ears, poisoning your thought, chilling your heart, weakening your limbs, while others watched and could do nothing, for your will was in his keeping." -Gandalf to Theoden
Chapter VI, "The King of the Golden Hall", TTT, LOTR
"Out of the mist there rode a man on an old tired horse; and he looked a queer twisted sort of creature himself."
Chapter IX, "Flotsom and Jetsam," TTT
'See, Théoden, here is a snake! With safety you cannot take it with you, nor can you leave it behind. To slay it would be just. But it was not always as it now is. Once it was a man, and did you service in its fashion...'
(Gandalf to Théoden in The King of the Golden Hall: TTT: LotR)
'Worm! Worm!' Saruman called; and out of a nearby hut came Wormtongue, crawling, almost like a dog...
(The Souring of the Shire: RotK: LotR)
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