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Fréa

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Fréa
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2570
RuleT.A. 2645 - 2659
DeathT.A. 2659 (aged 89)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageAldor
ChildrenFréawine
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fréa (Third Age 2570 – 2659, aged 89 years) was the fourth of the Kings of Rohan.

History

Fréa the great-grandson of Eorl the Young, and succeeded the long-lived Aldor. He was already seventy-five years old when he came to the throne. His fourteen-year reign is recorded as one of peace and prosperity.[1]

Etymology

The Old English name Fréa is one of the words for "lord". It is also related to the Norse name "Freyr".

Fréan is also the name that Eriol gave to the Valar in his Old English "translation" of the Quenta Silmarillion.[2]

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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 1: Fragments of a translation of The Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English, made by Ælfwine or Eriol; together with Old English equivalents of Elvish names"
Fréa
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2570 Died: T.A. 2659
Preceded by:
Aldor
4th King of Rohan
T.A. 2645 - 2659
Followed by:
Fréawine