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Elfwine
Rohir
Biographical Information
Other namesthe Fair
BirthEarly Fourth Age
RuleFo.A. 63
Physical Description
GenderMale

Elfwine the Fair was the second King of the Third Line of Rohan, ruling in the early Fourth Age.

History

Elfwine was the son of King Éomer of Rohan and Lothíriel of Dol Amroth.[1] He was said to bear a striking likeness to his paternal grandfather, Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth.[2]

Etymology

Elfwine means "Elf-friend" in Old English and is a translation of the Quenya name Elendil. Also, it is a reference to the earlier character of Tolkien's legendarium, Ælfwine of England.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
Preceded by:
Éomer
19th King of Rohan
Fo.A. 63 – ??
Followed by:
unknown