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Théodred

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* The death of Théodred is a major event early in the movie, whereas, in the book, it has all happened by the time the Three Hunters come to Rohan. He is played by [[Paris Howe Strewe]]. It is curious that here he looks much younger than he was in the novel, and quite younger than his cousins (especially [[Éowyn]], who looks a bit too older than her 23 year old literary counterpart).
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Théodred
Rohir
Biographical Information
BirthT.A. 2978
DeathFebruary 25, T.A. 3019
Physical Description
GenderMale

Théodred (T.A. 2978-3019) was the only son and heir of King Théoden of Rohan. His mother, Elfhild, died in childbirth.

History

Théodred held the title of Second Marshal of the Mark, and was slain in the First Battle of the Fords of Isen defending the islet in the middle of the ford. With no siblings, this made his cousin, Éomer, heir to the throne of Rohan.

Etymology

Théodred's name is probably taken from the Anglo-Saxon words "þeod" ("folk", "people", "nation") and "ræd" ("counsel").

Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

The death of Théodred is a major event early in the movie, whereas, in the book, it has all happened by the time the Three Hunters come to Rohan. He is portrayed younger than he was in the book. Théodred was played by Paris Howe Strewe.