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Biographical Information
PositionSecond Marshal of the Mark
BirthT.A. 2978
Death25 February T.A. 3019 (aged 40)
First Battle of the Fords of Isen
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageThéoden and Elfhild
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Théodred

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



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.


Théodred's name is probably taken from the Anglo-Saxon words þēod ("folk", "people", "nation") and rǣd ("counsel").[1]

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.
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2011: The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard:

Théodred appears in Rise of Isengard and The Prince of Rohan, the fourth and fifth book of Allies of the King.


  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 403