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'''Éothain''' was a member of [[Éomer]]'s [[Éoreds|Éored]] that overran the orcs who had captured [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] at the fringe of [[Fangorn Forest]], and later encountered [[Aragorn]] and his companions on the wide fields of [[Rohan]]. Éothain was not as trusting as his commander, scoffing at the idea that [[Hobbits]] even existed, and arguing against the gift of horses to the three companions.
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'''Éothain''' was a rider of [[Rohan]].
  
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==History==
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Éothain was a member of [[Éomer]]'s [[éored]] that overran the orcs who had captured [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] at the fringe of [[Fangorn Forest]], and encountered [[Aragorn]], [[Legolas]] and [[Gimli]] on [[30 February]], {{TA|3019}}. Éothain scoffed at the idea that [[Hobbits]] even existed, believing them to be nothing but a child's tale, and argued against the gift of horses to [[Three Hunters|the three companions]].<ref>{{TT|III2}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Éothain'' contains the [[Old English]] elements ''Éoh'' ("warhorse") and ''[[Thain|thegn]]'' ("warrior, chieftain"). It was a rendition of a [[Rohirric]] name that was never recorded, though the first element is likely translated from ''lô''/''loh'', "war-horse".
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''[[1981]]: [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1981 radio series)]]:'''
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:[[John Livesey]] plays the part of Éothain.
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'''[[2002]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'':'''
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:The name [[Éothain (film character)|Éothain]] was given to another character, but a [[Decipher Card]] identifies one of Éomer's riders as Éothain
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Revision as of 21:35, 27 December 2012

This article is about the Rider of Rohan. For the the boy, see Éothain (film character).
Decipher - Éothain.jpg
Éothain
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionRider in Éomer's éored
LanguageRohirric
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Éothain was a rider of Rohan.

History

Éothain was a member of Éomer's éored that overran the orcs who had captured Merry and Pippin at the fringe of Fangorn Forest, and encountered Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli on 30 February, T.A. 3019. Éothain scoffed at the idea that Hobbits even existed, believing them to be nothing but a child's tale, and argued against the gift of horses to the three companions.[1]

Etymology

Éothain contains the Old English elements Éoh ("warhorse") and thegn ("warrior, chieftain"). It was a rendition of a Rohirric name that was never recorded, though the first element is likely translated from /loh, "war-horse".

Portrayal in adaptations

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

John Livesey plays the part of Éothain.

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

The name Éothain was given to another character, but a Decipher Card identifies one of Éomer's riders as Éothain

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"