|Birth||September 22, TA 2978|
|Fate||Leaves Bag End to the East Farthing Woods to surprise Gandalf.|
Frodo Baggins was a hobbit of the Third Age, the most famous of all Hobbits in the histories for his leading role in the Quest of the Ring. During this epic quest, he bore the One Ring to Mount Doom and there destroyed it, giving him renown like no other Halfling throughout Middle-earth. He is also peculiar for being, as a Ring-bearer, one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to Aman, there to die in peace.
Childhood and YouthEdit
Frodo, the child of the respectable Primula and Drogo Baggins, and was born on 22 September of TA 2978. After his parents died in a boating accident, Frodo went to live in Brandy Hall with his mother’s relatives, the Brandybucks. He grew up under the guardianship of the Master of Buckland Rorimac "Goldfather" Brandybuck, who was his uncle. Frodo was a bit of a troublesome lad; he was once caught stealing mushrooms from Farmer Maggot, who in return thrashed Frodo and set his three dogs to chase Frodo from Bamfurlong to Bucklebury Ferry.
Frodo stayed in Buckland until his uncle Bilbo adopted him and took him in to live at Bag End, Bilbo's estate in Hobbiton. He enjoyed life with his "queer" Uncle Bilbo, with whom he shared the same birthday; Bilbo taught him to read, and told him stories of the past, even giving him some instruction in the elvish tongue. It is possible Bilbo even took his young cousin to see the Elves that wandered about outside the borders of the Shire. Bilbo made Frodo his heir, frustrating the attempts of the disagreeable Sackville-Bagginses, who coveted the estate of Bag End.
Bilbo's 111th birthdayEditIn TA 3001, Frodo picked up replies to Bilbo's 111th birthday party from the mailbox and showed them to his uncle. He told Bilbo that the Sackville-Baggins were wanting to talk to him in person for Bag End and believed that he had tunnels hoarded with gold, though Bilbo tells that they would have his house over his dead body and what he had was just a small chest hardly overflowing but still reeked of Troll. Frodo became confused when his uncle hid his valuables in case if Lobelia Sackville-Baggins tried to steal from him again and told him to watch over her and he explained to Bilbo that since his adventures, the other Hobbits began to wonder about him and thought that he was being odd and unsociable, though Bilbo denied the thoughts.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Frodo was portrayed by Elijah Wood in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Elijah is best known for portraying Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.