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Forthwini

Forthwini
Northman
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of the Éothéod
LocationRhovanion
Languagelanguage of the Éothéod
Family
ParentageMarhwini
Physical Description
GenderMale

Forthwini was the second Lord of the Éothéod while they lived in the Vales of Anduin. He was the son of Marhwini.[1]

[edit] History

During Forthwini's rule his spies learned that the Wainriders, a tribe of Easterlings who had invaded decades earlier, had recovered and were allying themselves with other forces in the East. He alerted King Ondoher of Gondor of the growing threat, and later the Éothéod joined the armies of Gondor in battle against the invaders. Though Ondoher and both his sons were slain, his successor Eärnil II eventually destroyed the Wainriders in T.A. 1944.[1][2][3] There is no record of Forthwini's fate.

[edit] Legacy

The leader of the Éothéod whose name stared with Marh, who rode to battle in the campaign against the Wainriders, may have been Forthwini's successor[4] and/or son, but this is not stated.[5] The next definitively known chieftain of the Éothéod is Frumgar, who was chieftain[6] in T.A. 1977.[7] The specific relationship betwen Forthwini and Frumgar is unknown.

[edit] Etymology

The name means "forth-friend" in Gothic.[source?] The second element -wini is an archaic form of -wine seen in Rohirric names (as in Folcwine).[8]

[edit] Genealogy

Marhari
d. 1856
 
 
 
 
Marhwini
fl. 1856 - 1899
 
 
 
 
FORTHWINI
fl. 1944
 
 
 
 
Frumgar
fl. 1977
 
 
 
 
Fram
fl. c. T.A. 2000


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(i) The Northmen and the Wainriders"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Ondoher
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1944 of the Third Age
  4. Michael Martinez, "How Many Lords of Éothéod Were There?" dated 10 October 2013, middle-earth.xenite.org (accessed 20 February 2022)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "(i) The Northmen and the Wainriders", eighteenth paragraph
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", p. 1064
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1977
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", "Notes", Note 6
Forthwini
Preceded by:
Marhwini
2nd Lord of the ÉothéodUnknown
Eventually Frumgar