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Revision as of 12:49, 4 November 2012

"there are Tolkien's latest thoughts, his best thoughts, and his published thoughts and these are not necessarily the same." — Tolkien's Legendarium
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Idis
Rohir
Biographical Information
LocationRohan
BirthThird Age
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageThéoden
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Idis was a daughter of Théoden in an early draft of The Lord of the Rings. The character was eventually discarded when the story of Éowyn overshadowed her.[1]

Etymology

Christopher Tolkien has noted that ides is and Old English poetic word for "woman, lady".[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The King of the Golden Hall", pp. 445, 447, 450