Boar of Everholt

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This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
Great boar of Everholt
Jeremy Bennett - Folca hunting the Boar of Everholt.jpg
"Folca hunting the Boar of Everholt" by Jeremy Bennett
Biographical Information
LocationEverholt, Firienholt
DeathT.A. 2864
Everholt, Firienholt
Notable forkilling Folca, a king of Rohan[1]
Physical Description
GalleryImages of the Boar of Everholt

The great boar of Everholt was a monstrous beast that inhabited the Everholt in the Firien Wood, around the feet of the Halifirien in the White Mountains. The great hunter Folca of Rohan, having rid his country of the last Orc-hold, set out to hunt down the great boar. He succeeded, but received mortal tusk-wounds that brought his Kingship to an end.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

The great boar in adaptations
The Boar of Everholt in The Lord of the Rings Online  
Folca the Hunter slays the Boar of Everholt in a tapestry in The Lord of the Rings Online  

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

A tapestry recounting Folca's hunt of the Boar of Everholt hangs at Meduseld.

2013: The Lord of the Rings Online:

A flashback sequence shows King Folca's hunt and his mutual kill with the Boar of Everholt. A tapestry depicting it is also found in Meduseld. A group of White Mountains orcs witnesses the event and, impressed by the creature that slayed their greatest foe, begin styling themselves after the boar, incorporating boar tusks and bones into their armor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Folca