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|"Edoras" by Jed Murray|
|Location||Harrowdale in Rohan, a valley of the White Mountains|
|Description||Built on a hill, with Meduseld on its top|
|People and History|
|Gallery||Images of Edoras|
Wulf son of Freca the Dunlending, invaded Rohan in T.A. 2758 and took Edoras usurping the throne in Meduseld. But the Long Winter, which had lasted five long months, ended and Fréaláf son of Hild came out of Dunharrow and with a small band of men, surprising Wulf, he attacked Edoras and slew Wulf, regaining the city.
Edoras was encircled by a wall, and a dike dug around the hill. It had a spring whose water flowed in a channel along the main road.
The name Edoras is said to mean "the courts" in the Mark-speech of Rohan.
Portrayal in adaptations
2001-03: The Lord of the Rings (film series)
- Edoras was built on Mount Sunday.
- Unlike many in-game settlements much smaller in size and prominence, Edoras is not considered a "capital" of its region. This is because early in the story Edoras is evacuated, with all inhabitants moving to Dunharrow, and for the majority of the game Edoras sits empty. Instead, Aldburg functions as the "capital settlement" of the Western Rohan, hosting the hub for swift travel and various player facilities.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 247
- Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 247