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Théoden

The King of Rohan who rode to the War of the Ring

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Thengel
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Théoden
Elfhild
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sister
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Théodwyn
Théodred

Kings of Rohan

The son of Thengel; the seventeenth King of Rohan and last of the Second Line. He led the Rohirrim at the Battle of the Hornburg, and was lost defending Minas Tirith in the Battle of the Pelennor. He was succeeded by his nephew, Éomer.


Notes

1

The éo sound in Théoden's name is pronounced approximately like the English word 'ear'.

2

Théoden's name comes from a real Anglo-Saxon word that originally meant 'leader of the people'. The element théod, 'people', occurs in many of the names of the Rohirrim, and also in their ancestral name, Éothéod, meaning 'Horse People'.

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