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Morwen Steelsheen

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'''Morwen Steelsheen''' ([[Third Age]] [[Third Age 2922|2922]] – ?), also called ''Morwen of Lossarnach'', was the queen to King [[Thengel]] of [[Rohan]], and mother to his heir [[Théoden]].
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'''Morwen Steelsheen''', also called '''Morwen of Lossarnach''', was the queen to King [[Thengel]] of [[Rohan]], and mother of his heir [[Théoden]].
  
 
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Morwen was a woman of the Gondorian outland of [[Lossarnach]]. She was seventeen years younger than her husband, and thus was most likely born in [[Third Age 2922|T.A. 2922]].  Thengel wedded her late in his life ([[Third Age 2943|T.A. 2943]]), and they lived for a time in her homeland of [[Lossarnach]], to the south and west of [[Minas Tirith]]. When his father [[Fengel]] died, Thengel inherited [[King of Rohan|Kingship of Rohan]], and travelled with Morwen back to his own land. Morwen bore five children in all, including Thengel's heir Théoden, and his sister [[Théodwyn]], who would be the mother of [[Éomer]] and [[Éowyn]]. She was called Steelsheen because of her grace. Morwen appears to have died sometime before the [[War of the Ring]], as she is not mentioned in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' or [[The Lord of the Rings Appendices|Appendices]] in that period.
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Morwen was a woman of [[Belfalas]], of the [[Prince of Dol Amroth]]'s kin, though her family later moved to the flowery vales of [[Lossarnach]].<ref name="Isen">{{UT|Isen}}</ref> She was seventeen years younger than her husband; Thengel wedded her late in his life ({{TA|2943}}), and they lived for a time in her homeland of [[Lossarnach]]. When his father [[Fengel]] died, Thengel inherited the [[King of Rohan|Kingship of Rohan]], and travelled with Morwen back to his own land. Morwen bore five children in all, including Thengel's heir Théoden, and his sister [[Théodwyn]], who would be the mother of [[Éomer]] and [[Éowyn]]. She was called Steelsheen because of her grace.<ref>{{App|Eorl}}</ref>
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Morwen was considerably taller than most of the Rohirrim, and her grandson [[Éomer]] was said to have inherited many of her characteristics, including his size.<ref name="Isen"/>
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==Etymology==
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''[[Morwen]]'' is the name of a famous member of the [[House of Bëor]] in the first age. It translates from [[Sindarin]] as "black(haired) woman".
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The name Morwen refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Morwen (disambiguation).
Morwen
Rohir
Biographical Information
Other namesSteelsheen
PositionQueen Consort
Birthc. T.A. 2922
DeathUnknown
Family
ParentageUnknown, Númenórean
SpouseThengel
ChildrenThéoden, Théodwyn, three unnamed daughters
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Morwen Steelsheen, also called Morwen of Lossarnach, was the queen to King Thengel of Rohan, and mother of his heir Théoden.

History

Morwen was a woman of Belfalas, of the Prince of Dol Amroth's kin, though her family later moved to the flowery vales of Lossarnach.[1] She was seventeen years younger than her husband; Thengel wedded her late in his life (T.A. 2943), and they lived for a time in her homeland of Lossarnach. When his father Fengel died, Thengel inherited the Kingship of Rohan, and travelled with Morwen back to his own land. Morwen bore five children in all, including Thengel's heir Théoden, and his sister Théodwyn, who would be the mother of Éomer and Éowyn. She was called Steelsheen because of her grace.[2]

Morwen was considerably taller than most of the Rohirrim, and her grandson Éomer was said to have inherited many of her characteristics, including his size.[1]

Etymology

Morwen is the name of a famous member of the House of Bëor in the first age. It translates from Sindarin as "black(haired) woman".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"