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==History==
 
==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.
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Rohan's first capital was at [[Aldburg]] in the [[Folde]], until [[Rulers of Rohan|King]] [[Eorl]] the Young and/or his son [[Brego]] built Edoras. It was Rohan's only real city, and held the Golden Hall of [[Meduseld]].  
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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.
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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]].
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The city was built on a hill in a valley of the [[White Mountains]]. The valley was [[Harrowdale]], which lay under the great mountain [[Starkhorn]]. The river [[Snowbourn]] flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the [[Entwash]].
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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 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|Théoden King]].
  
The river [[Snowbourn]] flowed past Edoras on its way west towards the [[Entwash]].
 
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
In [[Old English]], ''eodoras'' means "hedges, dwellings, houses"
 
In [[Old English]], ''eodoras'' means "hedges, dwellings, houses"

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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.

History

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

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

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 the city.

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

Etymology

In Old English, eodoras means "hedges, dwellings, houses"

Portrayal in Adaptations

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