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Éomund

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This article is about the father of Éomer and Éowyn. For the earlier Captain of the Éothéod, see Éomund (Captain of the Éothéod).
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Éomund
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Aldburg
PositionFirst Marshal of the Mark
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric
DeathT.A. 3002
Emyn Muil
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
SpouseThéodwyn
ChildrenÉomer and Éowyn
Physical Description
GenderMale

Éomund was the Lord of Aldburg and a Marshal of the Mark.

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[edit] History

Éomund was a descendant of Eofor, and dwelt in Aldburg.[1] He married Théodwyn, the sister of the later King Théoden — their children were Éomer and Éowyn, who were each to play a great part in the War of the Ring. Éomund himself was slain in battle with Orcs in the Emyn Muil in T.A. 3002. Théodwyn died of grief shortly after, and their children were raised by Théoden.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Eorl the Young
T.A. 2485 - 2545
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brego
T.A. 2512 - 2570
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aldor
T.A. 2544 - 2645
 
 
 
Eofor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Kings of Rohan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thengel
T.A. 2905 - 2980
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Théoden
T.A. 2948 - 3019
 
Théodwyn
T.A. 2963 - 3002
 
ÉOMUND
d. T.A. 3002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Théodred
T.A. 2978 - 3019
 
Éomer
T.A. 2991 - Fo.A. 63
 
Éowyn
b. T.A. 2995


[edit] Etymology

The name Éomund consist of Old English eoh ("war-horse, charger") + mund ("protector").[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 367-8