Bywater was a village in the Shire, lying within the Westfarthing near Hobbiton, and along Bywater Road. Bywater was located on The Water, a small stream that ran through part of the Shire, and where the village takes its name from. It was home to the famous Green Dragon Inn.[1]

History Edit

Bywater was the site of the Battle of Bywater on November 3, 3019. It was in this battle that the War of the Ring ended, as it saw the defeat and death of the rebel Istari Saruman at the hands of Gríma Wormtongue (who was, in turn, shot by three unnamed Hobbit archers).[2]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 臨水
Dutch Bijwater
French Lèzeau
German Wasserau
Hungarian Morotva
Italian Lungacque
Norwegian Bysund
Portuguese (Brazil) Beirágua
Portuguese (Portugal) À Beira-d’Água
Russian Байуотер
Slovenian Pervodje
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Delagua

References Edit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Shire"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "The Battle of Bywater"