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Walda

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Walda
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2780
RuleT.A. 2842 - 2851
DeathT.A. 2851 (aged 71)
Dunharrow
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageBrytta Léofa
ChildrenFolca
Physical Description
GenderMale

Walda (Third Age 27802851, aged 71 years) was the twelfth King of Rohan.

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History

Walda was the son of Brytta Léofa. He served in his father's army fighting off the Orcs which had attempted to invade Rohan during Brytta's reign.

He became king after the death of his father in T.A. 2842 and at the time of his coronation it was believed Rohan had been freed of them. However, some Orcs remained, and in 2851 after ruling just nine years he was killed by an Orc in Dunharrow. His son Folca succeeded and avenged him.[1]

Etymology

In Old English, Walda means "ruler".

Other versions of the legendarium

His death date is recorded in Appendix A as T.A. 2851 but in Appendix B as 2861.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Walda
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2780 Died: T.A. 2851
Preceded by:
Brytta
12th King of Rohan
T.A. 28422851
Followed by:
Folca