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House of Eorl

The House of Eorl was the house of the descendants of Eorl the Young, including all of the recorded Kings of Rohan.

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[edit] The Family Trees of the House of Eorl

Showing the ancestors of Eorl the Young and the three lines of the Kings of Rohan thereafter. All information in the trees is from Appendix A, either "The House of Eorl"[1] or "The Kings of the Mark"[2] unless otherwise specified. The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded. If a figure stands alone it is a date of birth unless preceded by 'd. ' (in which case it is the date of death). A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age. A name proceeded by '*' indicates a king of the First Line, by '**' indicates a king of the Second Line, and by '***' indicates a king of the Third Line. A dashed line indicates marriage or a line of descent with some members missing.

[edit] The Ancestors of Eorl the Young

Eorl was the last Lord of the Éothéod, descended from the first Lord, Marhwini, who had settled his people in the Vales of Anduin after his father Marhari had died.[3] Marhari was in turn a descendant of Vidugavia.[4] Thus the forefathers of Eorl claimed descent from the kings of Rhovanion and kinship with the kings of Gondor descended from Eldacar.

Vidugavia
King of Rhovanion[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vidumavi[5]
d. 1344[6]
 
Valacar
of Gondor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Eldacar and the
Kings of Gondor)
 
 
Marhari
d. 1856[note0- 1][7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marhwini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forthwini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frumgar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fram
[note0- 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Léod
2459-2501 [note0- 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST LINE
* Eorl the Young
2485-2545[note0- 4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Ancestors of Eorl Notes

  1. Mahari fell in the rearguard action after the Battle of the Plains.
  2. Fram slew the dragon Scatha and claimed his hoard. The Dwarves also claimed the hoard but Fram gave them nothing. Instead, he sent them a necklace made of Scatha's teeth. Some say that the Dwarves killed Fram for this insult.
  3. Léod died at age 42 (his son was 16) when the horse Felaróf threw him and he struck his head upon a rock.
  4. Eorl fell in battle in the Wold when the Easterlings renewed their attacks.

[edit] The First Line of the Kings of Rohan

After the victory of Gondor and the Éothéod at the Battle of the Field of Celebrant, the Steward Cirion gave the land of Calenardhon to Eorl and his people. Eorl swore the Oath of Eorl and brought the Éothéod to their new home, which they named Rohan. Eorl thus became the first King of Rohan and began the First Line.

 
 
 
 
* Eorl the Young
2485-2545
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Brego
2512-2570[note1- 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baldor
d. 2569 [note1- 2]
 
* Aldor the Old
2544-2645
 
Eofor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 daughters
 
* Fréa
2570-2659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ancestor of
Éomund of
Eastfold[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Fréawine
2594-2680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freca claimed
descent from
King Fréawine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Goldwine
2619-2699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Déor
2644-2719
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Gram
2668-2741
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Helm Hammerhand
2668-2741[note1- 3]
 
 
 
 
 
Hild
 
Freca
d. 2754[note1- 4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
 
Haleth
d. 2758[note1- 5]
 
Háma
d. 2759[note1- 6]
 
SECOND LINE
** Fréaláf Hildeson
2726-2798
 
Wulf
d. 2759[note1- 7]

[edit] First Line Notes

  1. Brego died of grief one year after his son Baldor disappeared on the Paths of the Dead.
  2. Baldor vowed to tread the Paths of the Dead at the feast held when Meduseld was completed. He never returned.
  3. Helm died one night when he was out stalking his enemies. He was found dead as a stone but with unbent knees, standing upon the Dike near the Hornburg.
  4. Freca died from a blow from Helm’s fist.
  5. Haleth was the last to fall, defending the doors of Edoras, when Wulf attacked.
  6. Háma led men out on a sortie and foray but they were lost in the snow.
  7. Wulf called himself king during his brief occupation of Meduseld, but he was slain by Fréalaf after the winter broke.

[edit] The Second Line of the Kings of Rohan

After the deaths of Helm Hammerhand and his two sons, Fréalaf, the son of Helm’s sister Hild, became king. Not only was he closely related to the previous king, Fréalaf also recapture Meduseld and killed the usurper Wulf. Thus began the Second Line of the Kings of Rohan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Fréaláf Hildeson
2726-2798
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Brytta Léofa
2752-2842
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Walda
2780-2851[note2- 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Folca
2804-2864[note2- 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Folcwine
2830-2903
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folcred
2858-2885
 
Fastred
2858-2885[note2- 3]
 
Daughter
 
** Fengel
2870-2953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Descendant
of Eofor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 daughters
 
** Thengel
2905-2980
 
Morwen of
Lossarnach
2922
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
born in
Gondor
 
** Théoden
Ednew
2978-3019[note2- 4]
 
Elfhild
2978[note2- 5]
 
Daughter
born in
Gondor
 
Daughter
born in
Rohan
 
Théodwyn
2963-3002[note2- 6]
 
Éomund of
Eastfold
d. 3002[note2- 7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Théodred
2978-3019[note2- 8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIRD LINE
*** Éomer Éadig
2991-FoA 63
 
Éowyn
2995
 
Faramir
of Ithilien
 

[edit] Second Line Notes

  1. Walda was slain with all his companions when they were trapped by Orcs, as they rode by mountain-paths from Dunharrow.
  2. Folca hunted and slew the great boar of Everholt in the Firien Wood, but he died of the tusk-wounds that it gave him.
  3. The twins Folcred and Fastred fell side by side in battle in Ithilien, fighting the Haradrim for King Túrin II of Gondor.
  4. Théoden was born in Gondor; he fell before the gates of Mundburg in the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
  5. Elfhild died in childbirth.
  6. Théodwyn was born in Rohan. Not long after Éomund died Théodwyn became ill and died.
  7. Éomund was slain by Orcs on the borders of the Emyn Muil.
  8. Théodred fell in the First Battle of the Fords of Isen.

[edit] The Third Line of the Kings of Rohan

After the deaths of Théoden and his only sons, Éomer became king. Just like Fréalaf, Éomer was he closely related to the previous king. He also fought with great distinction at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Thus began the Third Line of the Kings of Rohan.

*** Éomer Éadig
2991-FoA 63
 
Lothíriel
of Dol Amroth
2999[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Elfwine the Fair
 
 

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", note 5
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Making of Appendix A": (i) "The Realms in Exile"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"