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The '''White Horse''', on a field of green, was the emblem of the land of [[Rohan]] and its Kings. It was emblazoned on many of the arms of the [[Rohirrim]], as shown, for example, by the shield given to [[Merry Brandybuck]] by [[Éowyn]], which bore the mark of the horse. As the royal banner of Rohan, it was borne to many battles. [[Théoden]] rode under it to the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]], and it was flown by [[Éomer]] before the [[Gates of Mordor]] itself. Even after the [[War of the Ring]], the White Horse did not rest, and we're told that it was carried into battle by [[Éomer]] in the southern lands long after the great War ended.
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The '''White Horse''', on a field of green, was the emblem of the land of [[Rohan]] and its Kings. It was emblazoned on many of the arms of the [[Rohirrim]], as shown, for example, by the shield given to [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry Brandybuck]] by [[Éowyn]], which bore the mark of the horse. As the royal banner of Rohan, it was borne to many battles. [[Théoden]] rode under it to the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]], and it was flown by [[Éomer]] before the [[Gates of Mordor]] itself. Even after the [[War of the Ring]], the White Horse did not rest, and we're told that it was carried into battle by [[Éomer]] in the southern lands long after the great War ended.
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
 
According to [[Tom Shippey]]'s ''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'', the emblem may have been inspired from the [[Wikipedia:Uffington White Horse|Uffington White Horse]].
 
According to [[Tom Shippey]]'s ''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'', the emblem may have been inspired from the [[Wikipedia:Uffington White Horse|Uffington White Horse]].

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The White Horse, on a field of green, was the emblem of the land of Rohan and its Kings. It was emblazoned on many of the arms of the Rohirrim, as shown, for example, by the shield given to Merry Brandybuck by Éowyn, which bore the mark of the horse. As the royal banner of Rohan, it was borne to many battles. Théoden rode under it to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and it was flown by Éomer before the Gates of Mordor itself. Even after the War of the Ring, the White Horse did not rest, and we're told that it was carried into battle by Éomer in the southern lands long after the great War ended.

[edit] Inspiration

According to Tom Shippey's The Road to Middle-earth, the emblem may have been inspired from the Uffington White Horse.

The White Horse is a recurring motif in mythology and prehistoric English culture. See leucippotomy.