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Calenardhon

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==History==
 
'''Calenardhon''' was a wide green landscape in the north of [[Gondor]], but it became depopulated during the [[Third Age]]. It was devastated by the [[Great Plague]] of [[Third Age 1636]].
 
'''Calenardhon''' was a wide green landscape in the north of [[Gondor]], but it became depopulated during the [[Third Age]]. It was devastated by the [[Great Plague]] of [[Third Age 1636]].
  
During the rule of the [[Steward of Gondor|Steward]] [[Cirion]] [[Gondor]] faced a series of attacks by the [[Balchoth]], and Calenardhon was overrun by these evil people. Cirion sent messages for help to Gondor's old allies, including the [[Éothéod]], to help defend Gondor.
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During the rule of the [[Steward of Gondor|Steward]] [[Cirion]], [[Gondor]] faced a series of attacks by the [[Balchoth]], and Calenardhon was overrun by these evil people. Cirion sent messages for help to Gondor's old allies, including the [[Éothéod]], to help defend Gondor.
  
 
[[Eorl the Young]] answered the call, and helped Gondor defeat the Balchoth at the [[Field of Celebrant]]. In gratitude, Cirion granted all Calenardhon, except for [[Anórien]], to the Éothéod.
 
[[Eorl the Young]] answered the call, and helped Gondor defeat the Balchoth at the [[Field of Celebrant]]. In gratitude, Cirion granted all Calenardhon, except for [[Anórien]], to the Éothéod.
  
 
After the Éothéod settled in Calenardhon, the land became known as [[Rohan]] or the [[Riddermark]].
 
After the Éothéod settled in Calenardhon, the land became known as [[Rohan]] or the [[Riddermark]].
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==Etymology==
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'''Calenardhon''' is [[Sindarin]], meaning ''Green Province'' (''[[calen]]'' "green" + ''[[ardhon]]'' "province, great region").
  
 
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Revision as of 06:01, 27 October 2009

The Riders of Rohan by Ted Nasmith.

History

Calenardhon was a wide green landscape in the north of Gondor, but it became depopulated during the Third Age. It was devastated by the Great Plague of Third Age 1636.

During the rule of the Steward Cirion, Gondor faced a series of attacks by the Balchoth, and Calenardhon was overrun by these evil people. Cirion sent messages for help to Gondor's old allies, including the Éothéod, to help defend Gondor.

Eorl the Young answered the call, and helped Gondor defeat the Balchoth at the Field of Celebrant. In gratitude, Cirion granted all Calenardhon, except for Anórien, to the Éothéod.

After the Éothéod settled in Calenardhon, the land became known as Rohan or the Riddermark.

Etymology

Calenardhon is Sindarin, meaning Green Province (calen "green" + ardhon "province, great region").