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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 took its name from. It was home to the famous Green Dragon Inn.[1]


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]


Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 臨水
Danish Sidenå
Dutch Bijwater
Finnish Virranvarsi
French Lèzeau
German Wasserau
Hebrew ביווטר
Hungarian Morotva
Italian Acquariva
Norwegian Bysund
Polish Nad Wodą
Portuguese Beirágua (Brazil)

À Beira-d’Água (Portugal)

Russian Байуотер
Slovenian Pervodje
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Delagua
Thai บายวอเตอร์
Ukrainian Cyrillic Поріччя


  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"