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Landroval

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Landroval
Eagle
Biographical Information
AffiliationManwë
Notable forhelping rescue Beren and Lúthien
Family
ParentageUnknown; descendant of Thorondor
SiblingsGwaihir
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Landroval

Landroval was one of the Eagles.

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[edit] History

A descendant of Thorondor, it is said that Landroval was his vassal in the First Age and with his brother Gwaihir helped him rescue Beren and Lúthien from Angband.[1]

During the War of the Ring he stayed out of the war for most of the conflict, but he followed his brother to the Battle of the Morannon, where he and his vassals helped turn the tide.

After the Ring was destroyed, Landroval, Gwaihir and Meneldor, flew into Mordor to retrieve Frodo and Sam from the ruins of Mount Doom.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Thorondor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Father of Landroval
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gwaihir
 
LANDROVAL
 
 


[edit] Etymology

Landroval is a Sindarin name meaning "broad winged", containing the element roval ("wing").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals" p. 68
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 63, 101


Named Eagles
Thorondor · Gwaihir · Landroval · Meneldor