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Hirgon

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Hirgon
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionErrand-rider of Denethor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
DeathMarch 13-14, T.A. 3019
Anórien, near Mindolluin
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightTall
Eye colorGrey[1]
ClothingDark-green cloak, fine mail, helm with a small silver star[1]

Hirgon was an emissary of Gondor who presented the Red Arrow to Théoden King of Rohan.

History

Hirgon had set out on the command of Denethor, Steward of Gondor, with a companion, and narrowly escaped Orcs in Anórien's woods.[1] He presented the Arrow on 9 March T.A. 3019[2] and rode back toward Minas Tirith the next day.[1]

Hirgon and his companion were caught by Sauron's forces at the Rammas Echor, and were slain before they could reach the White City. When Théoden' Riders found their bodies, Théoden understood that Denethor did not receive his message that the Riders were coming for help.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Ride of the Rohirrim"