Galion was the King's butler and was probably one of his many servants. He was also charged with shipping out the empty barrels into the underground river down the Long Lake and finally back to Lake-town. He was very fond of his wine. It is not known when or where he was actually born or if he lived in the realm when it was known as Greenwood the Great.
In TA 2941, he unknowingly encountered Bilbo Baggins after falling asleep as a result of drinking with the guard captain, allowing the hobbit to steal the keys and release Thorin and Company from prison.
Portrayal in adaptations
The Hobbit film trilogy
In the 1968 The Hobbit radio play, Old Galion was voiced by Peter Baldwin.
- The character of Old Galion was featured in The Hobbit (2003 video game).
Voice Dubbing actors
|Foreign Language||Voice dubbing artist|
|Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD)||Paulo Vignolo|
|Spanish (Latin America)||Héctor Emmanuel Gómez|
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||加立安|
|Kazakh||Галион (Cyrillic) Galion (Latin)|
|Serbian||Галијон (Cyrillic) Galijon (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Галион (Cyrillic) Galion (Latin)|