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Rochallor

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Rochallor was the great horse of High King Fingolfin, on which he rode to the gates of Angband and challenged Morgoth to single combat.[1] Rochallor stayed with Fingolfin until his death. When assailed by the wolves of Angband the great steed escaped by outrunning them. Coming to Hithlum, his heart broke and he died.[2]

Etymology

The first element in the name Rochallor is roch, the Sindarin word for "horse".[3] The second element in of unknown meaning.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §157
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"