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Fastred (son of Folcwine)

The name Fastred refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Fastred (disambiguation).
Fastred
Rohir
Steamey - King Folcwine Says Goodbye to His Sons.jpg
"King Folcwine Says Goodbye to His Sons" by Steamey
Biographical Information
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2858[1]
DeathT.A. 2885 (aged 27)
Crossings of Poros
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageFolcwine
SiblingsFolcred (twin), Fengel, unnamed sister
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Fastred

Fastred, with Folcred, was one of the twin sons of Folcwine of Rohan.

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[edit] History

When the Haradrim invaded Ithilien of Gondor, King Folcwine sent his sons along with many Rohirrim to the aid of Steward Túrin II, upholding the Oath of Eorl. Fastred and his brother both were slain before the victory at the Crossings of Poros. The Rohirrim buried them where they fell, in the fashion of their people, putting them in a single mound being twins. The mound was called Haudh in Gwanûr, the Mound of the Twins.[2][3][4]

[edit] Etymology

Fastred in Old English means "fast-rede, firm-counsel".[5]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Folca
2804 - 2864
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folcwine
2830 - 2903
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folcred
2858 - 2885
 
FASTRED
2858 - 2885
 
daughter
unknown
 
Fengel
2870 - 2953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
two daughters
unknown
 
Thengel
2905 - 2980
 
Morwen Steelsheen
b. 2922
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Théoden
2948 - 3019
 
three daughters
unknown
 
Théodwyn
2963 - 3002


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  5. , "Giving of Names"