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Éomund (Captain of the Éothéod)

Éomund
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionChief Captain of the Host of Éothéod
Birthbefore T.A. 2510
Physical Description
GenderMale

Éomund was the high ranking captain of the Éothéod.

[edit] History

In T.A. 2510, he rode with his lord Eorl the Young to the aid of the Gondorians in the Battle of the Field of Celebrant. After the victory there against the Balchoth, Éomund witnessed the Oath Eorl vowed to Cirion, the Steward of Gondor, and helped organise the newly founded Rohan.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The first element, eoh, is a frequently used Old English translation of genuine Rohirric logo-, "(war)horse". The second element means "protection, protector".

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"