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Biographical Information
LocationThe Wold, Rohan
Physical Description

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".

[edit] 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"