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Bofur

Meaning: N/A

Location(s): Blue Mountains, Erebor

Race/Species: Dwarf

Dates: III 2??? - ?*

Parents: N/A

Siblings: Bombur; his cousin was Bifur

Spouse: N/A

Children: N/A

Description:
Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur were descended from Dwarves of Moria but were not of Durin's line.
-Appendix A: Durin's Folk, The Return of the King


"Carefully! Carefully!" he said. "It is not like you, Bilbo, to keep friends waiting on the mat, and then open the door like a pop-gun! Let me introduce Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and especially Thorin!"

"At your service!" said Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur standing in a row. Then they hung up two yellow hoods and a pale green one; [...]
-An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit


Bifur and Bofur went out too, and came back with clarinets that they had left among the walking-sticks [...]
-An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit


Down the dwarves scrambled or jumped or dropped, eleven all in a heap, most of them very shaky and little use on their legs. There they were at last, twelve of them counting poor old Bombur, who was being propped up on either side by his cousin Bifur, and his brother Bofur; [...]
-Flies and Spiders, The Hobbit


Of the ten companions who had survived the Battle of Five Armies seven were still with him: Dwalin, Glóin, Dori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur.
-Many Meetings, The Fellowship of the Ring


*His birth date is unknown, but sometime in the late 2700's or early 2800's is probable. Assuming he survived the War of the Ring, Bofur may have lived some years into the 4th Age.

Contributors:
Kitt of Lindon 10.29.04.

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