Providing biological theories to explain Gollum’s extension of life


  • Rosie Duenas Natural Sciences, University of Leicester


Book, Biology, Genetics, The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Gollum


Gollum is a hobbit that is featured in The Lord of The Rings, where his story his primarily focused on his possessive love of the One Ring. The power of the ring causes an unusual extension of life and in Gollum’s case caused him to live to around 500 years old. However, how did the biology of Gollum change for him to be able to live this long? Explanations surrounding telomere length, protein translation and lifestyle are included in this article to try to explain this question.


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How to Cite

Duenas, R. (2024). Providing biological theories to explain Gollum’s extension of life. Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics, 11. Retrieved from