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After many years living peacefully in alliance with [[Gondor]], the [[Northmen]] found their lands invaded by a mysterious eastern people known as the [[Wainriders]]. Together, the [[Gondorians]] and Northmen formed an army to meet the Wainriders, but the resulting [[Battle of the Plains]] proved disastrous. King [[Narmacil II]] of Gondor was killed in the battle, and so was [[Marhari]] of the Northmen. Marhari's son Marhwini fought in the rearguard of the army, and his cavalry was said to have saved many of Gondor's soldiers, but in the end, the Wainriders had the victory.
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'''Marhwini''' (born {{TA|1812}}{{fact}}) was a [[Northmen|Northman]] and a member of the noble family of the [[Kingdom of Rhovanion]]. His father [[Marhari]] was a descendant of King [[Vidugavia]] of Rhovanion.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, Note 5</ref>
  
After the battle, many of the Northmen remained in their old lands under the subjugation of the Wainriders. Others fled north, with some mingling with the people of [[Dale]]. Marhwini led another group between the eastern bank of [[Anduin]] and the western edge of [[Mirkwood]], settling at last in the northern [[Vales of Anduin]]. This was the origin of the [[Éothéod]], the people from whom the [[Rohirrim]] would eventually arise.
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==History==
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In {{TA|1851}}, Rhovanion was invaded by a tribe of [[Easterlings]] known as the [[Wainriders]].<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>  The soldiers of the Kingdom of Rhovanion, together with the armies of [[Gondor]], met the Wainriders at the [[Battle of the Plains]] in {{TA|1856|n}}, which was a disaster. The [[King of Gondor]], [[Narmacil II]], was killed and Marhwini's father Marhari died leading the rearguard. Much of the Kingdom of Rhovanion was lost and its people were enslaved. Some Northmen escaped, and Marhwini led one band of refugees to the west.<ref name="Cirion">{{UT|Cirion}}</ref>
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The refugees wandered until they reached the untamed land between the eastern bank of the [[Anduin|River Anduin]] and the western edge of [[Mirkwood|Mirkwood Forest]]. Settling there in the [[Vales of Anduin]], the refugees would become the [[Éothéod]], the ancestors of the mighty [[Riders of Rohan]].<ref name="Cirion"/>
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Forty-three years later, Marhwini warned [[Calimehtar (King of Gondor)|Calimehtar]] that the Wainriders were plotting to raid [[Calenardhon]] over the [[Undeeps]] but the enslaved Northmen also prepared a revolt against the Wainriders. Calimehtar  provoked the Wainriders out of [[Ithilien]]; the Wainriders came down with all the strength that they could spare, and Calimehtar gave way before them, drawing them away from their homes.  At the peak of the battle, horsemen that Calimehtar had sent over the [[Undeeps]] (left unguarded by the enemy) joined with a great [[éored]] led by Marhwini and he drove the Wainriders back to the [[East]].<ref name="Cirion"/>
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==Etymology==
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Marhwini is [[Gothic]] for "horse-friend". The first element of the name is related to the English word "mare" (see ''[[mearas]]''). The second is an early form of [[Old English]] ''-wine'' meaning "friend" seen in several [[Rohirric]] names (eg. [[Folcwine]], [[Elfwine]]).<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, Note 6</ref>
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== Genealogy ==
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Marhwini
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of the Éothéod
LocationRhovanion
LanguageRohirric
Birthc. T.A. 1812[source?]
Rulefrom T.A. 1856
Family
ParentageMarhari
ChildrenForthwini
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marhwini (born T.A. 1812[source?]) was a Northman and a member of the noble family of the Kingdom of Rhovanion. His father Marhari was a descendant of King Vidugavia of Rhovanion.[1]

Contents

History

In T.A. 1851, Rhovanion was invaded by a tribe of Easterlings known as the Wainriders.[2] The soldiers of the Kingdom of Rhovanion, together with the armies of Gondor, met the Wainriders at the Battle of the Plains in 1856, which was a disaster. The King of Gondor, Narmacil II, was killed and Marhwini's father Marhari died leading the rearguard. Much of the Kingdom of Rhovanion was lost and its people were enslaved. Some Northmen escaped, and Marhwini led one band of refugees to the west.[3]

The refugees wandered until they reached the untamed land between the eastern bank of the River Anduin and the western edge of Mirkwood Forest. Settling there in the Vales of Anduin, the refugees would become the Éothéod, the ancestors of the mighty Riders of Rohan.[3]

Forty-three years later, Marhwini warned Calimehtar that the Wainriders were plotting to raid Calenardhon over the Undeeps but the enslaved Northmen also prepared a revolt against the Wainriders. Calimehtar provoked the Wainriders out of Ithilien; the Wainriders came down with all the strength that they could spare, and Calimehtar gave way before them, drawing them away from their homes. At the peak of the battle, horsemen that Calimehtar had sent over the Undeeps (left unguarded by the enemy) joined with a great éored led by Marhwini and he drove the Wainriders back to the East.[3]

Etymology

Marhwini is Gothic for "horse-friend". The first element of the name is related to the English word "mare" (see mearas). The second is an early form of Old English -wine meaning "friend" seen in several Rohirric names (eg. Folcwine, Elfwine).[4]

Genealogy

Vidugavia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marhari
 
 
 
 
MARHWINI
 
 
 
 
Forthwini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frumgar


Marhwini
Preceded by:
Marhari
1st Lord of the Éothéod
T.A. 1856 – unknown
Followed by:
Forthwini

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 5
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 6