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Brytta

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Brytta
Rohir
Biographical Information
Other namesLéofa
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2752
RuleT.A. 27982842 (44 years)
DeathT.A. 2842 (aged 90)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageFréaláf Hildeson
ChildrenWalda
Physical Description
GenderMale
Brytta Léofa (Third Age 27522842, aged 90 years) was the eleventh King of Rohan.

History

Brytta was the son of Fréaláf Hildeson, and became king after the death of his father in T.A. 2798.

During his reign Rohan was still recovering from the war with the Dunlendings, and hostilities remained at the western borders. Brytta continued his father's habits of helping those in need, earning him the name "Léofa".

Asides from the troubles with the Dunlendings his rule saw a new trouble, as the final battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs caused great numbers of Orcs to flee from the Misty Mountains, trying to make a home in the White Mountains south of Rohan. Brytta fought off these Orcs, and when he died it was believed Rohan was free of Orcs.

He ruled for 44 years, and was succeeded by his son Walda at his death in 2842.[1]

Etymology

Brytta means "distributor" in Old English, having sometimes the meaning "prince". His nickname Léofa means "beloved".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
Brytta
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2752 Died: T.A. 2842
Preceded by:
Fréaláf
11th King of Rohan
T.A. 27982842
Followed by:
Walda