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Ring-bearer was a title used for those individuals who, at some point in their lives, carried and/or wore the One Ring of Power.

The title was most often used to refer to Frodo Baggins, as his carrying of the One Ring was known amongst the Fellowship of the Ring, and at the height of its power he had it in his custody for by far the longest period. Elrond, as well as various members of the Fellowship, all refer to Frodo by this title. Frodo, Bilbo, and Sam all received a great deal of honor from the Elves as Ring-bearers, including the privilege of sailing to the Undying Lands with them.

The term Ring-bearer could also be used for anyone who wore a ring of power. Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring seems to refer to herself as a Ring-bearer. In this sense, the title would be granted to those who possessed the Seven Rings of the Dwarves, the Nine Rings of Men, and the Three Rings of the Elves. Eventually all Ring-bearers left Middle-earth either by death or by the ships leaving from the Grey Havens.[citation needed]

List of Ring-bearersEdit

One-Ring BearersEdit

Note: Tom Bombadil is a special case in that while he held the ring for a time he was not affected by its powers (nor was he blind to Frodo wearing it). Additionally, he only held it for a minute. Gandalf also handles the Ring very briefly, on at least three different occasions.

Other Ring-bearersEdit

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Ring ampsdraer
Albanian Bartësi i unazës
Arabic حامل الحلبة
Armenian Մատանի կրողը
Basque Eraztun eramaile
Belarusian Cyrillic Носьбіт кольцы
Bengali রিং এর বাহক
Bosnian Prsten nositelj
Bulgarian Cyrillic Пръстен носител
Burmese လက်စွပ်ဆောင်လုလင်
Catalan Portador de l'anell
Chinese 戒指持票者
Croatian Prsten nositelj
Danish Ringbærer
Dutch Ringdrager
Esperanto Ringo portanto
Estonian Sõrmuse kandja
Finnish Sormuksen viejä
French Porteur d'anneaux
Galician Portador de anel
Georgian ბეჭედი გადამზიდავი
German Ringträger
Greek Κομιστής δαχτυλιδιών
Gujarati રીંગ બેરર
Hebrew נושא טבעת
Hindi अंगूठी धारक
Hungarian Gyűrűviselő
Icelandic Hringaberi
Indonesian Pembawa cincin
Irish Gaelic Iompróir Fáinne
Italian Portatore dell'anello
Japanese リングベアラ
Javanese Cingcin pemilik
Kazakh Сақина тасымалдаушы (Cyrillic) Saqïna tasımaldawşı (Latin)
Korean 링 캐리어
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Ринг оору алып жүрүүчү
Latvian Gredzena turētājs
Lithuanian Žiedo nešėjas
Macedonian Cyrillic Носител на прстен
Malaysian Pembawa cincin
Maltese Trasportatur taċ-ċirku
Marathi रिंग वाहक
Mongolian Cyrillic Цагираг тээвэрлэгч ?
Nepalese रिङ धारक
Kannada ರಿಂಗ್ ಕ್ಯಾರಿಯರ್
Persian حامل حلقه
Polish Powiernik Pierścienia
Portuguese Portador de anel
Romanian Inel purtător
Russian Хранитель Кольца
Scottish Gaelic Neach fèille
Serbian Прстен носиоца (Cyrillic) Prsten nosioca (Latin)
Slovak Prsteňový nosič
Slovenian Prstan prinosnika
Spanish Portador del Anillo
Sudanese Ngirining hal nu ngabawa kuman
Swedish Ringbärare
Telugu రింగ్ బేరర్
Thai ผู้ถือแหวน
Turkish Yüzük taşıyıcısı
Ukrainian Cyrillic Кільце носієм
Kazakh Жүзік ұстаушы (Cyrillic) Jüzik ustawşı (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Шакек көтөргөн
Urdu انگوٹی برداشت ?
Welsh Cludwr ffonio
Yiddish קלינגען האָלדער