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The Woodmen were those Northmen who dwelt in the forests of Middle-earth, and especially Greenwood the Great in the Third and Fourth Ages.

They were descended from the Men of the First Age who migrated to the West, therefore being related to the Edain and their descendants, the Dúnedain.[1]

A band of Woodmen in vain attempted to aid Isildur in the Battle of the Gladden Fields.[source?]

They were troubled by evil creaters of Dol Guldur such as Orcs and spiders but they survived until the War of the Ring and the Fourth Age. After the cleansing of the forest, they and the Beornings were given the central portion of Eryn Lasgalen, between the Narrows and the Mountains.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Woodmen of the western Mirkwood"