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Snowmane’s Howe

The grave of Théoden’s horse

"Faithful servant yet master's bane
Lightfoot's foal, swift Snowmane.
"
The inscription on Snowmane's Howe
from The Return of the King V 6
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Snowmane was the steed of King Théoden, on which he rode to the Battle of the Pelennor. In that battle the horse was driven mad by the approach of the Lord of the Nazgûl, and, shot by a dart, he fell and crushed his master. After the battle a grave was dug for Snowmane, and a stone placed on it inscribed in the languages of Gondor and of the Rohirrim. This was Snowmane's Howe, a green grave-mound on the Fields of the Pelennor.


See also...

Horses, Lightfoot

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