Guthláf was the banner-bearer of King Théoden of Rohan.


Guthláf rode to the relief of Minas Tirith with his Lord in the War of the Ring, and there fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where he was slain. He fell with the banner in his hand, and it had to be taken from him after death to be given to Éomer. He also earned himself a mention in the Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

The Lord of the Rings OnlineEdit

In the The Lord of the Rings Online, Guthláf can be found at the lumber camp in the Eastfold area of the West Rohan region. He is the son of Thane Sparhafoc of Fenmarch. He has been dismissed from his duty as Theoden's banner-bearer by Gríma Wormtongue, but he is expecting to be returned to the king's service soon.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 古斯拉夫


Gúthlaf was an Old English name, which Tolkien got from the Beowulf poem.[citation needed]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter VI: "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"