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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.

A man from Eastfold, he was a dedicated marshal in charge of the east marches, mainly defending the regin against Orcish raids.

Éomund himself was slain in battle with Orcs in the Emyn Muil in T.A. 3002. Théodwyn grew ill and died shortly after, and their children were raised by Théoden.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

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


[edit] Etymology

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

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