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Fastred (son of Folcwine)

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The name Fastred refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Fastred (disambiguation).
Fastred
Rohir
Biographical Information
LanguageRohirric and Westron
Birthbefore T.A. 2830
DeathT.A. 2885
Crossings of Poros
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageFolcwine
SiblingsFolcred, Fengel, unnamed sister
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fastred, with Folcred, was one of the twin sons of Folcwine of Rohan.

History

Upholding the Oath of Eorl, Fastred rode to the aid of Gondor with his brother, and both were slain in battle of the Haradrim.[1] They were laid to rest where they fell, at the crossings of Poros. Their burial mound was called the Haudh in Gwanûr, the Mound of the Twins.[2]

Etymology

Fastred in Old English means "fast-rede, firm-counsel".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"

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