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Folca

Jeremy Bennett - Folca hunting the Boar of Everholt.jpg
Folca
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2804
RuleT.A. 2851 - 2864
DeathT.A. 2864 (aged 60)
Firienholt
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageWalda
ChildrenFolcwine
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Folca

Folca (T.A. 2804T.A. 2864, aged 60 years) was the thirteenth King of Rohan.

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[edit] History

Folca was the son of King Walda, born in a time when his country was still plagued by the Orcs who invaded Rohan after the War of Dwarves and Orcs and his father died at their hands.

A great hunter, he famously cleared Rohan of the scourge of the Orcs to avenge his father.

He rode to hunt the monstrous Boar of Everholt, but suffered a mortal wound from the beast's tusks. He was succeeded by his son Folcwine.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Folca is a name that means "of the folk" in Old English.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Brytta Léofa
2752 - 2842
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walda
2780 - 2851
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOLCA
2804 - 2864
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folcwine
2830 - 2903
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folcred
2858 - 2885
 
Fastred
2858 - 2885
 
daughter
unknown
 
Fengel
2870 - 2953


[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

A tapestry recounting Folca's hunt hangs at Meduseld.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Folca
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2804 Died: T.A. 2864
Preceded by:
Walda
13th King of Rohan
T.A. 28512864
Followed by:
Folcwine