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Revision as of 19:09, 4 July 2011

Folcred
Rohir
Biographical Information
DeathT.A. 2885
Family
ParentageFolcwine
SiblingsFastred, unnamed sister, Fengel
Physical Description
GenderMale

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

History

Upholding the Oath of Eorl, he 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

Folcred in Old English means "folk-rede, people-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"