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Barrowfield

The grave-ground of the Kings of Rohan

A field beneath the hill of Edoras, on which stood the burial mounds of the Kings of Rohan, divided into two rows. To the west were the nine graves of the Kings of the first line, from Eorl to Helm Hammerhand, while to the east were eight for the Kings of the second line, from Fréaláf to Théoden. Presumably a third row of mounds was begun for the third line of Kings, starting with Éomer. Each of the mounds was grown over with the grave-flower simbelmynë, white Evermind, but it was said to grow as thick as snow on Helm's mound in memory of his loss during the Long Winter.


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