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Forthwini
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionLord of the Éothéod
Birthc. T.A. 1905
Deathc. T.A. 1950
Family
ParentageMarhwini
Physical Description
GenderMale

Forthwini (Third Age c. 1865 – c. 1950, aged approx. 85 years) was the second Lord of the Éothéod while they lived in the Vales of Anduin. He was the son of Marhwini.[1]

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History

During Forthwini's rule his spies learned that the Wainriders, a tribe of Easterlings who had invaded decades earlier, had recovered and were allying themselves with other forces in the East. He alerted King Ondoher of Gondor of the growing threat, and later the Éothéod joined the armies of Gondor in battle against the invaders.[1] Though Ondoher was slain, his successor Eärnil II eventually destroyed the Wainriders. There is no record of Forthwini's fate.

Etymology

The name means "forth-friend" in Gothic. The second element -wini is an archaic form of -wine seen in Rohirric names (as in Folcwine).[2]

Genealogy

Marhari
 
 
 
 
Marhwini
 
 
 
 
FORTHWINI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frumgar
 
 
 
 
Fram


Forthwini
Preceded by:
Marhwini
2nd Lord of the Éothéod
c. T.A. 1905 – c. 1950
Unknown
Eventually Frumgar

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 6