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'''Edoras''' was the capital of [[Rohan]].
 
'''Edoras''' was the capital of [[Rohan]].
  
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==History==
 
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.
 
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.
 
   
 
   
[[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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[[Wulf]] son of [[Freca]] the Dunlending, invaded Rohan in [[Third Age 2758|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.
  
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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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|Théoden King]].
  
 
Edoras was built at the end of the valley of [[Harrowdale]], which lay under the great mountain [[Starkhorn]].
 
Edoras was built at the end of the valley of [[Harrowdale]], which lay under the great mountain [[Starkhorn]].
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The river [[Snowbourn]] flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the [[Entwash]].
 
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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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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In ''[[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]'', Edoras was built on [[Mount Sunday]]
  
 
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Edoras was the capital of Rohan.

History

The city of Edoras was built on a hill in a valley of the White Mountains by Rohan's second King, Brego son of Eorl the Young. Before this, Rohan's capital was at Aldburg in the Folde.

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.

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.

Edoras was built at the end of the valley of Harrowdale, which lay under the great mountain Starkhorn.

The river Snowbourn flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the Entwash.

Portrayal in Adaptations

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, Edoras was built on Mount Sunday