The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Settlements
Pronunciation
fre'a
Meaning
From the Old English for 'lord' or 'ruler'
Titles

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 15 February 2014
  • This entry is complete

Fréa

The fourth King of Rohan

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond
Aldor
Three
unnamed sisters
Fréa
Fréawine

Kings of Rohan

A great-grandson of Eorl the founder of Rohan, Fréa was the eldest son of Aldor the Old (though he had three elder sisters), born in the year that his father became King of Rohan. Aldor's title of 'the Old' was well-earned, for he remained King of Rohan from his youth to extreme old age, and ruled Rohan for a total of seventy-five years. During this time the Dunlendings were driven back across the river Isen, and the valleys of the White Mountains were settled; as the heir of the King it seems that Fréa must have played at least some part in these deeds.

Due to his father's exceptionally long life, Fréa was himself an old man of seventy-five when he succeeded to the throne. The work done during Aldor's reign meant that Fréa's own relatively brief rule was a time of peace and prosperity. He ruled Rohan for fourteen years, and was succeeded by his son Fréawine.


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

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2000, 2010, 2014. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.