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Came into existence with the foundation of Rohan in III 2510
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Rohan, to the north of the White Mountains
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The people of the Éothéod were led to the new land of Rohan by Eorl the Young
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Riders of Rohan

The cavalry of the Rohirrim

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Rohan

The Riders 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 Rohirrim were ultimately descended from the 'Edain' branch of this tree. See the entry for 'Northmen' for a detailed discussion on this topic.

Common name for the Rohirrim, the horsemen from the north who dwelt in the land of Rohan after its foundation by Eorl the Young.


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