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Gandalf Alfgeirsson (Old Norse: Gandálf Álfgeirsson) was king of the petty kingdom Vingulmark, now part of Norway. Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... Vingulmark was the name of a Viking Age petty kingdom around Oslofjorden. ...

His three sons, Hysing, Helsing, and Hake, attempted to ambush Halfdan the Black at night but he escaped into the forest. After raising an army, he returned and defeated the brothers, killing Hysing and Helsing. Hake fled from the country and Halfdan became king of all of Vingulmark. Halfdan the Black Gudrødsson (820-860) was the father of the first King of Norway Harald I and of the House of Yngling. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gandalf (disambiguation) (972 words)
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Gandalf leads the final battle against Sauron's forces at the Black Gate, waging an all-out battle to distract the Dark Lord's attention away from Frodo and Sam, who were at the very same moment scaling Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.
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Gandalf is initially unable to accompany Frodo and his companion Samwise Gamgee, because he goes to seek counsel from the head of his order, Saruman the White, but he rejoins them in Rivendell as the second half of ''The Fellowship of the Ring (book)'' begins.
Many of Gandalf's attributes seem to be derived from the Norse mythology Odin's incarnation as "the Wanderer", an old man with one eye, a long white beard, a wide brimmed hat, and a staff.
Gandalf the White was not the same as Gandalf the Grey: he had become more powerful, and more wise.
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