Eoh

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Eoh
Angle
Biographical Information
Other namesÉvar (Q)
Echos (G)
Elvas (Go)
LocationAnglia[1]
LanguageOld English
Death5th century AD[1]
Family
ParentageHeden
SiblingsBeorn
ChildrenEriol
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eoh was the father of Eriol, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

History[edit]

Eoh lived somewhere in the 5th century Anglia, being a descendant of sea-faring ancestors, some of whom visited Valinor by the way of Olórë Mallë in their sleep.[2] His home had a castle with a great tower, and a river running underneath it.[3]

He had a son called Ottor, who would later become known as Eriol, inheriting his ancestors' sea-longing.[3]

However, sometime during Eriol's childhood, Eoh's home was attacked by his brother Beorn, where both Eriol's mother[3] and Eoh died, with Eoh being killed by Beorn himself[1] in a "bitter fight about the walls".[3][note 1][4] His grandsons, Hengest and Horsa, later avenged his death.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Eoh is in Old English, being a poetic word for "horse".[1]

Other names[edit]

Eoh's name in Qenya was Évar, with Echos being its Gnomish equivalent.

The character was also called Elvas in Gothic, Elvas probably being a dialectal or archaic form of the Gothic word aílvs ("horse") - from which the Qenya and Gnomish equivalents of the name were probably derived from.

An alternative Qenya name for Eoh was Eqar.[5]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Wóden[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tulkastor
 
 
 
Valwë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beorn
d. 5th century
 
EOH
d. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
sibling
 
Vairë
 
Lindo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cwén
fl. 5th century
 
Eriol
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naimi*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hengest
fl. 5th century
 
Horsa
fl. 5th century
 
Heorrenda
fl. 5th century
 
Hendwine*
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* The name of Hendwine's mother is not Naimi but Nelmir in the text on which the basis of his inclusion is founded upon - neither is her relation to Lindo and Vairë elaborated on.[6]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In an early, rejected sketch, a more elaborate version of the attack on Eoh's home is given, in which Beorn attacked his brother's castle and killed him, and took Eriol captive - from which Eriol eventually escaped.[7]

Notes

  1. In another note, Eoh's death was either "in the siege" or "in a great battle".

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