T.A. 2463. A river-Hobbit from the Gladden Fields, Déagol was the son of Béogol and Ern. He was described by Gandalf as being extremely perceptive, but not especially quick or strong. He was -. fishing with his cousin and friend Sméagol when he discovered Sauron's One Ring of Power on the bed of the Anduin. When he rejoiced at his find, Sméagol insisted that he give it to him as a ' birthday present. Déagol, who had already given Sméagol a birthday present, refused. Sméagol then strangled Déagol (his name means "secret") and stole the Ring. Deagol's body was never found.

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