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Men of Rohan

The descendant of Eorl and his followers

The first Men
Wild Men
Middle Peoples
The Éothéod
Men of Rohan

The people of Rohan were descended from the so-called Middle Peoples, Men who shared an ancient kinship with the ancestors of the Edain. Note that the detailed descent of the Northmen is rather more complex than shown here, and according to some readings the Men of Rohan were ultimately descended from the 'Edain' branch of this tree. See the entry for 'Northmen' for a detailed discussion on this topic.

The Rohirrim; the Men of the Éothéod who came south to settle the Gondorian region of Calenardhon (renamed Rohan after their arrival) in the later part of the Third Age.

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