The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


About this entry:

  • Updated 11 May 2002
  • Updates planned: 3

Battle of the Field of Celebrant

Eorl’s victory over the foes of Gondor

In the time of Steward Cirion, Gondor suffered invasion by a fierce eastern people known only as the Balchoth. In desperation, Cirion sent north for aid to the Northmen who dwelt at the sources of the Anduin, the Éothéod. Beyond Cirion's hope, their lord Eorl led them south, and defeated Gondor's enemies in the place on the banks of the Great River known as the Field of Celebrant. It was Eorl's victory in that battle that led directly to the founding of the land Rohan, and so the Battle was commemorated by a tapestry hanging in the the Golden Hall of Meduseld.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2002. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.