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Harding (rider of Rohan)

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This article is about the Rider of Rohan. For the great-grandson of Samwise Gamgee, see Harding of the Hill.
Harding from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Harding

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


[edit] History

Harding fought and died in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. His name is remembered in the poem Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Old English hearding means "hard one, strong one".[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

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

Harding is Aldor of East Rohan, overseeing the Wold and the Eastemnet. He dwells in the village of Harwick, the main settlement of the Wold.


  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