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Guthláf

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Guthláf
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionBanner-bearer
LocationRohan
AffiliationThéoden
BirthLate Third Age
Death15 March T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale

Guthláf was the banner-bearer of King Théoden of Rohan.

History

He rode to the relief of Minas Tirith with his Lord in the War of the Ring, and there fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where he was slain. He fell with the banner in his hand, and it had to be taken from him after death to be given to Éomer. He also earned himself a mention in the Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

Etymology

In Old English Guþláf means "survivor of the battle" (consisting of gūþ + lāf).[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 181