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Gléowine

Gléowine
Rohir
The Lord of the Rings Online - Gléowine.jpg
Gléowine from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
PositionMinstrel
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Gléowine

Gléowine was a minstrel of the King's House of Rohan in the late Third Age.

[edit] History

Gléowine composed an immortalizing song about Théoden and his ancestors after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. It was said that he never composed another song afterwards. Sadly, only the last stanza survived:[1]

Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day's rising
he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
Hope he rekindled, and in hope he ended;
over death, over dread, over doom lifted
out of loss, out of life, unto long glory.

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2013: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Gléowine is first encountered being banished from Edoras at the command of Gríma Wormtongue. The player and Horn later find him drinking his sorrows in the town of Snowbourn. Gléowine agrees to accompany the player, and they find that the land has been ravaged by the devilry of Saruman. They return after Theoden had been healed by Gandalf and the King takes Gléowine at side on the ride to the Fords of Isen. During the Battle of Helm's Deep, Gléowine keeps away from the fighting and later composes a song about the last stand of Theoden's door-warden Háma. Gléowine again journeys by the King's side to Mundburg and sees the King's death at the hands of the Witch-King first-hand.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Many Partings"