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Fengel

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Fengel
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2870
RuleT.A. 2903 - 2953
DeathT.A. 2953 (aged 83)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageFolcwine
SiblingsFolcred, Fastred, unnamed sister
ChildrenTwo unnamed daughters,[1][note 1] Thengel
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fengel (T.A. 2870 - 2953) was the fifteenth King of Rohan.

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[edit] History

Fengel was the third and only surviving son of Folcwine, and became king after the death of his father in T.A. 2903.

Fengel's two older brothers, Folcred and Fastred, were killed in Harondor while fighting for Gondor, and as a result Fengel grew up rather spoiled. As a grown man he became known for his greed and love of gold.

His son Thengel left Rohan because of disagreements with his father, living with his wife's family in Gondor instead.

After a rule of over 50 years Fengel died in T.A. 2953, and Thengel reluctantly returned to Rohan.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Fengel in Old English means "grasper, lord".

Notes

  1. Under Fengel in Appendix A it states: "Thengel, his third child and only son, left Rohan when he came to manhood and lived long in Gondor, and won honour in the service of Turgon."

[edit] 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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Fengel
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2870 Died: T.A. 2953
Preceded by:
Folcwine
15th King of Rohan
T.A. 2903 - 2953
Followed by:
Thengel