Harding (rider of Rohan)

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This article is about the Rider of Rohan. For the great-grandson of Samwise Gamgee, see Harding of the Hill.
The Lord of the Rings Online - Harding.jpg
Harding from The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Harding

Harding was a man of Rohan during the War of the Ring.

History[edit | edit source]

Harding fought and died in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. His name is remembered in the poem Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Old English hearding means "hard one, strong one".[2]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan:

Harding is the "Aldor of the Eastemnet", governing all of East Rohan on behalf of the King. He dwells in the village of "Harwick", the main settlement of the Wold, of which he is also the Reeve. His son "Léodwig" along with Wídfara had disappeared in the remote province of "Wildermore" and Harding sends the player and his companions Gléowine and Horn to look for them. The player finds both wounded but alive and they eventually return to Harwick. Harding later dies on the Pelennor Fields after slaying many foes.