|Other names||Morwen Steelsheen|
Morwen of Lossarnach
|Birth||T.A. 2922 |
|Children||Théoden, Théodwyn, three unnamed daughters|
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. 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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", "Appendix: Númenórean Linear Measures"