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Folca

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Folca
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2804
RuleT.A. 2851 - 2864
DeathT.A. 2864 (aged 60)
Firienholt
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageWalda
ChildrenFolcwine
Physical Description
GenderMale

Folca (T.A. 2804T.A. 2864, aged 60 years) was the thirteenth King of Rohan.

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History

Folca was a great hunter who famously cleared his country of the scourge of the Orcs, in vengeance for the death of his father Walda at their hands. Having cleared Rohan of Orcs, he rode to hunt the monstrous Boar of Everholt, but suffered a mortal wound from the beast. He was succeeded by his son Folcwine.[1]

Etymology

Folca is a name that means "of the folk" in Old English.

Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

A tapestry recounting Folca's hunt hangs at Meduseld.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Folca
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2804 Died: T.A. 2864
Preceded by:
Walda
13th King of Rohan
T.A. 28512864
Followed by:
Folcwine