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'''Morwen Steelsheen''' ([[Third Age]] 2922 – ?) was also called [[Morwen of Lossarnach]], the queen to King [[Thengel]] of [[Rohan]], and mother to his heir [[Théoden]]. She was much younger than her husband, who wedded her late in his life (2943), and they lived for a time in her homeland of [[Lossarnach]], to the south and west of [[Minas Tirith]]. Morwen was 17 years younger than her husband thus she was most likely born in 2922. When his father [[Fengel]] died, Thengel inherited [[Kingship of Rohan]], and travelled with Morwen back to his own land. Morwen bore five children in all, including Thengel's heir Théoden, and [[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]].
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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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==History==
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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 name="Eorl">{{App|Eorl}}</ref>
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Morwen was dark-haired and considerably taller than most of the Rohirrim, owing to her High-[[Númenórean]] heritage. The descendants of Thengel, including their grandson [[Éomer]], were said to have inherited many of her characteristics, including his size.<ref name="Isen"/><ref>{{UT|Linear}}</ref>
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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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==Genealogy==
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[[fi:Lossarnachin Morwen]]

Latest revision as of 23:22, 7 February 2019

The name Morwen refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Morwen (disambiguation).
Morwen
Gondorian
Elawen Altariel - Morwen of Lossarnach.jpg
"Morwen of Lossarnach" by Elawen Altariel
Biographical Information
Other namesMorwen Steelsheen
Morwen of Lossarnach
LocationGondor
Rohan
BirthT.A. 2922[1]
Family
HouseDescended from the House of Dol Amroth[2]
SpouseThengel
ChildrenThéoden, Théodwyn, three unnamed daughters
Physical Description
GenderFemale
HeightTall
Hair colorDark

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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[edit] 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.[2] 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.[1]

Morwen was dark-haired and considerably taller than most of the Rohirrim, owing to her High-Númenórean heritage. The descendants of Thengel, including their grandson Éomer, were said to have inherited many of her characteristics, including his size.[2][3]

[edit] 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".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Folcwine
2830 - 2903
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fengel
2870 - 2953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORWEN STEELSHEEN
b. 2922
 
Thengel
2905 - 2980
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Théoden
2948 - 3019
 
three daughters
unknown
 
Théodwyn
2963 - 3002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Théodred
2978 - 3019
 
Éomer
2991 - Fo.A. 63
 
Éowyn
b. 2995


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", "Appendix: Númenórean Linear Measures"