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Fastred (rider of Rohan)

The name Fastred refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Fastred (disambiguation).
Lord of the Rings Online - Fastred.jpg
Fastred from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Fastred

Fastred was a man of Rohan during the War of the Ring.


[edit] History

Fastred rode with his king Théoden to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, where he was killed. His name was remembered in the Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Fastred in Old English means "fast-rede, firm-counsel".[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan:

Fastred is a major character in the Rohan storyline and the Thane of the city of Snowbourn, and Reeve of the Sutcrofts.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"