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Háma

Location(s): Rohan

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Rohirrim

Title(s): Captain of the king's household; Doorward of Théoden

Dates: III ? - III 3019

Parents: unknown

Siblings: unknown

Spouse: unknown

Children: unknown

Description:
"Their golden hair was braided on their shoulders; the sun was blazoned upon their green shields, their long corslets were burnished bright, and when they rose taller they seemed than mortal men....
Then one of the guards stepped foward and spoke in the Common Speech.
'I am the doorward of Théoden,' he said. Háma is my name.' "

Book 3, Ch 6, The King of the Golden Hall, TTT, LOTR


''The staff in the hand of a wizard may be more than a prop for age' said Háma. He looked hard at the ash-staff on which Gandalf leaned. 'Yet in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom. I believe you are friends and folk worthy of honour, who have no evil purpose. You may go in.'

(ibid.)

'...In whom do my people trust?'

'In the House of Eorl,' answered Háma.

'But Éomer I cannot spare, nor would he stay,' said the king; 'and he is the last of that House.'

'I said not Éomer,' answered Háma. 'And he is not the last. There is Éowyn, daughter of Eomund, his sister. She is fearless and high-hearted. All love her. Let her be as lord to the Eorlingas, while we are gone.'
LotR: TTT: Book Three: Chapter VI: The King of the Golden Hall

In the midst of the field before the Hornburg two mounds were raised, and beneath them were laid all the Riders of the Mark who fell in the defence, those of the East Dales upon one side, and those of Westfold upon the other. In a grave alone under the shadow of the Hornburg lay Háma, captain of the King's guard. He fell before the Gate.
LotR: TTT: Book Three: Chapter VIII: The Road to Isengard
Théoden mourned for the loss of Háma, his captain, and cast the first earth upon his grave.
LotR: TTT: Book Three: Chapter VIII: The Road to Isengard

The King, becoming decrepit and seldom leaving his house, fell into the habit of issuing orders to Háma, Captain of his Household, to Elfhelm, and even to the Marshals of the Mark, by the mouth of Gríma Wormtongue. This was resented, but the orders were obeyed, within Edoras.
UT: The Battles of the Fords of Isen

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