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'''Edoras''' was the capital of [[Rohan]].
 
'''Edoras''' was the capital of [[Rohan]].

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Jan Pospisil - Edoras.jpg
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.

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