Aliases: Gollum, Trahald, Slinker, Stinker
Date of Birth: 2430 T.A.
Date of Death: 3019 T.A
Race: Hobbit of the Stoor strain
Height: about 3 1/2 feet, when not hunched over,
Drastically changed from his original hobbit form by
the power of the One Ring. Slimy skin, thin wispy hair. He had large
pale green eyes which shone like lamps in the dark and apparently aided
him in keen night vision. He was withered down to a lean frame of skin
and bones, but very strong. He was extremely quick, and could hear the
slightest sound from a great distance.
Sméagol's original name was Trahald, he was
in a fairly prominent family of hobbits of the Stoor strain near the
Fields. In the year 2463, the day of Sméagol's coming of age, he
went fishing with his cousin and best friend Déagol. While
Déagol saw something glittering under the surface of the water,
in after it, and came up with a glittering gold ring. Before even
the qualities of the beautiful ring, Sméagol desired to own it
it overtook him, and he murdered his best friend for it.
Sméagol soon developed many undesirable
like stealing, eavesdropping, and being sneaky whenever he had the
It was these qualities that got him banished from his household.
Cursing his bad luck and his family, he eventually
his way to a gloomy den underneath the Misty Mountains. Living in
he grew to hate the light of the sun and moon, but the moon he would
tolerate. Sméagol stayed there for many years, at least that was
until he had
a surprise visit from Bilbo Baggins, who found Sméagol's ring in
a dark corner where he had dropped it. After the "theft" of his
present", Sméagol found the strength to venture out and pursue
He wandered far and wide until the year 3017, when
captured him. This is how Sauron found out about the name of Baggins.
after, Aragorn captured him. Aragorn turned him over to Gandalf, but
managed to escape during an orc raid and immediately set off in search
After following Frodo and Sam through Moria,
was captured at Emyn Muil by Frodo, after which he faithfully led the
to Cirith Ungol, and seemed to be changing his ways. In Cirith Ungol,
he revealed his true nature: he betrayed Frodo and Sam by luring them
the trap of Shelob, descendent of Ungoliant, with the intention
finding the Ring in their discarded clothing. His plan did not work out
as intended, and he had to set out after the Ring once more.
Frodo was eventually overcome by the power of the
at the edge of the Cracks of Doom, where Sméagol, wrestling for
Ring, accosted him. In the struggle he managed to bite off Frodo's ring
finger and recovered the One Ring. In a dance of mirth and excitement,
lost himself and fell into the Cracks of Doom, thus fulfilling the
of the Ring.
Reference: Lord of the Rings.