My Precious...
— Gollum
Others Gollum
Personal information
Species Hobbit (transformed)
Gender Male
Place of origin Unknown
Relations Unnamed grandmother
Current status Deceased
Cause of death Falls into a lava pit of Mount Doom
Body type Humanoid
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Behind the Scenes
Universe The Hobbit
Created by J.R.R. Tolkien
Performed by Andy Serkis
Brother Theodore
Peter Woodthorpe

Sméagol (later known as Gollum) is a character originating in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit and featured in his The Lord of the Rings series. He was originally a Hobbit corrupted by the influence of the One Ring.


Sméagol was a stoorish Hobbit and a close friend of Déagol, but when he found the ring in the water, Sméagol became insane and then brutally killed Déagol. As time passed, Sméagol slowly began to change into a kind of monstrous humanoid, forced to eat nothing but fish from the lake while hiding in the mountains.