Grimbeorn, also known as Grimbeorn the Old, was Beorn's son.


Grimbeorn's date of birth is unknown, but it was probably within the first few decades following the Battle of Five Armies in TA 2941. Like his father, he could turn into the shape of a bear, and he lived in the same regions as his father had in the Vales of Anduin. He took over as chieftain of the Beornings after his father's death. By the time of the Council of Elrond he was known as Grimbeorn the Old. As chieftain, he kept the High Pass and the Ford of Carrock free from Orcs and Wolves, though Glóin commented to Frodo Baggins that his "tolls are high" and he was "not over fond of Dwarves." He was the chieftain of many stout Men and had some military power in the Vales of Anduin.[citation needed]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 吉比翁
Russian Гримбеорн
Serbian Гримбеорн (Cyrillic) Grimbeorn (Latinised)
Urdu گرامبیورن
Yiddish גרימבעאָר