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Wídfara

Wídfara
Rohir
Biographical Information
PositionOut-rider
LocationThe Wold, Rohan
Physical Description
GenderMale

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

[edit] History

His home was in the Wold, the wild grasslands of Rohan's northern border, and in these northern lands he had acquired a special weather-sense. He followed Théoden to Minas Tirith and it was he who first reported a change in the wind during the long ride, a change that augured the end of Sauron's looming darkness.[1] He fought in the ensuing Battle of the Pelennor Fields.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Wídfara is Old English for "far, wide traveller".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Ride of the Rohirrim"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Widfara"