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This article is about the doorward of Meduseld. For the son of Helm Hammerhand, see Háma.
"I believe you are friends and folk worthy of honour, who have no evil purpose. You may go in."
Háma to Gandalf in The Two Towers

Háma was a Man of Rohan and the doorward of the Meduseld and captain of Théoden's guard.

Biography Edit

Háma greeted Gandalf, AragornLegolas and Gimli when they arrived to speak with King Théoden. He told the company to leave their weapons behind, by order of Grima Wormtongue, before entering the King's hall. He disarmed Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, but against the King's orders permitted Gandalf to keep his staff with him as a courtesy, though he knew, as he remarked, that "The staff in the hand of a wizard may be more than a prop for age."

Háma was present at the Battle of the Hornburg, and died defending the gates of Helm's Deep. He was buried at Helm's Deep after the battle.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

Peter Jackson's The Two Towers Edit

LOTRO-Háma

Háma in The Lord of the Rings Online

In the film, Háma was still the doorward of Théoden. He allows Gandalf to pass with his staff as well. He is later killed by a Warg-rider scout during Saruman's attack on the retreating Rohirrim, and then devoured by the Warg while its rider fights Gamling and is killed by Legolas. Háma's body is left behind. His only known relation is his son, Haleth (a non-canon character), who is one of the many youth made to protect Helm's Deep.

New Zealand actor John Leigh plays Háma.

Voice dubbing actors Edit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
German Hans-Georg Panczak

Radio Edit

Michael Spice provided the voice for Háma in The Lord of the Rings 1981 radio series.

Video games Edit

Lego Háma

Hama as he appears in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game

Háma makes an appearance in The Lord of the Rings Online and LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game. In the latter he is a playable character, and can be purchased at the gate of Edoras.

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter VI: "The King of the Golden Hall"