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'''Edoras''' was the capital of [[Rohan]].
 
'''Edoras''' was the capital of [[Rohan]].
  
The city of Edoras was built on a hill in a valley of the [[White Mountains]] by [[Rulers of Rohan|Rohan's second King]], [[Brego]] son of [[Eorl]] the Young. Before this, Rohan's capital was at [[Aldburg]] in the Folde.
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==History==
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Rohan's first capital was at [[Aldburg]] in the [[Folde]], until [[Rulers of Rohan|King]] [[Eorl]] the Young or his son [[Brego]] built Edoras. It was Rohan's only real city, and held the Golden Hall of [[Meduseld]].  
[[Wulf]] son of [[Freca]] the Dunlending, invaded Rohan in 2758 and took Edoras usurping the throne in [[Meduseld]].  But the [[Long Winter]], which had lasted five long months, ended and [[Fréaláf]] son of [[Hild]] came out of [[Dunharrow]] and with a small band of men, surprising Wulf, he attacked '''Edoras''' and slew Wulf.  Regaining '''Edoras'''.  
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Edoras was Rohan's only real city, and held the Golden hall of [[Meduseld]]. It was here that [[Aragorn]], [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], and [[Gandalf]] the White met with [[Théoden]] King.
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[[Wulf]] son of [[Freca]] the Dunlending, invaded Rohan in {{TA|2758}} and took Edoras usurping the throne in [[Meduseld]].  But the [[Long Winter]], which had lasted five long months, ended and [[Fréaláf]] son of [[Hild]] came out of [[Dunharrow]] and with a small band of men, surprising Wulf, he attacked '''Edoras''' and slew Wulf, regaining the city.
  
Edoras was built at the end of the valley of [[Harrowdale]], which lay under the great mountain [[Starkhorn]].
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It was here that [[Aragorn]], [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], and [[Gandalf]] the White met with [[Théoden]].
  
The river [[Snowbourn]] flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the [[Entwash]].
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==Geography==
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The city was built on a hill in [[Harrowdale]], a valley of the [[White Mountains]] which lay under the great mountain [[Starkhorn]]. The river [[Snowbourn]] flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the [[Entwash]].
  
In [[Peter Jackson|Peter Jackson's]] film version, Edoras was built on [[Mount Sunday]], in the upper reaches of the [[Rangitata River|Rangitata Valley]], near [[Erewhon]].
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Edoras was encircled by a wall, and a dike dug around the hill. It had a spring whose water flowed in a channel along the main road.
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Outside, there was the [[Barrowfield]], with the tombs of the [[Rulers of Rohan]] arrayed in two lines by the [[War of the Ring]]. [[Simbelmyne]] grew there. A rutted road led from the city past Snowbourn.
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Edoras'' is said to mean "the courts" in the Mark-speech of Rohan.<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 247</ref>
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In [[Old English]], ''edoras'' (plural of ''[[Wiktionary:eodor|edor, eodor]]'') means "dwellings, houses".<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 247</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2001-3: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]]'''''
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:Edoras was built on [[Mount Sunday]].
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Edoras
Physical Description
TypeCity
LocationWhite Mountains
RealmsRohan
InhabitantsRohirrim
Descriptionbuilt on a hill, with Meduseld on its top
General Information
ReferencesThe Lord of the Rings

Edoras was the capital of Rohan.

Contents

History

Rohan's first capital was at Aldburg in the Folde, until King Eorl the Young or his son Brego built Edoras. It was Rohan's only real city, and held the Golden Hall of Meduseld.

Wulf son of Freca the Dunlending, invaded Rohan in T.A. 2758 and took Edoras usurping the throne in Meduseld. But the Long Winter, which had lasted five long months, ended and Fréaláf son of Hild came out of Dunharrow and with a small band of men, surprising Wulf, he attacked Edoras and slew Wulf, regaining the city.

It was here that Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf the White met with Théoden.

Geography

The city was built on a hill in Harrowdale, a valley of the White Mountains which lay under the great mountain Starkhorn. The river Snowbourn flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the Entwash.

Edoras was encircled by a wall, and a dike dug around the hill. It had a spring whose water flowed in a channel along the main road.

Outside, there was the Barrowfield, with the tombs of the Rulers of Rohan arrayed in two lines by the War of the Ring. Simbelmyne grew there. A rutted road led from the city past Snowbourn.

Etymology

The name Edoras is said to mean "the courts" in the Mark-speech of Rohan.[1]

In Old English, edoras (plural of edor, eodor) means "dwellings, houses".[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

2001-3: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy

Edoras was built on Mount Sunday.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 247
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 247