Beorn was a Northman, a Shape-shifter, and a Beorning chieftain. The people of Beorn once inhabited the North of the Anduin valley between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood during the last centuries of the Third Age. They guarded the Ford of Carrock from the Goblins and Wargs.
Beorn was a warrior with great strength, who could turn into a great black bear. In human form, he appears as a tall, black-haired man with huge arms and a great beard. Beorn kept many animals at his residence, such as horses and dogs. His animals were all extremely intelligent; his dogs, for instance, could walk on their hind legs while carrying things with their forelegs, set the table, and able to speak. Beorn's horses could also understand what their master said. Beorn was also capable of speaking in the tongue of beasts, as he could communicate with bears. When he spoke to his dogs, his words sounded like barks twisted into some form of speech.
The Quest to EreborEdit
Beorn provided shelter to Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves (12 others), Hobbit (Bilbo Baggins), and Wizard (Gandalf), and later helped them fight against an army of Goblins at the Battle of the Five Armies on November 23, 2941.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
The Hobbit film trilogyEdit
His appearance in the films is quite different than his description in the book and portrayals in other media. In the films, he has greyish-brown hair, a forked beard, and a mowhawk-like mane of hair.
- ↑ The Hobbit: Queer Lodgings
- ↑ The Hobbit: The Clouds Burst
- ↑ The Hobbit: The Return Journey
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
- ↑ The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 98-9 & 112
- ↑ The Hobbit films