Goldberry

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Goldberry
wife of Tom Bombadil, she dwelt in the Old Forest. She was the “River-daughter” of the Withywindle River, though her origin, like that of Tom, is unknown. She is thought to be a Maia or nature spirit. Goldberry was beautiful and golden-haired and her concerns were with the natural world and protected the Old Forest with Tom. Goldberry brought shelter and aid to the four hobbits while they were in the Old Forest. She was described as wearing flowers in her hair and belt, wore garments of silver and gold, and her singing resembled a bird song. Although it is unknown how old she is, Tom had been living in the Old Forest before the Elves came. So it can be said that she is probably very old as well.

Goldberry by Brothers Hildebrandt
Goldberry by Brothers Hildebrandt
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