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Harding (rider of Rohan)

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.


[edit] History

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]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

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

Harding dwells in the village of Harwick, the main settlement of the Wold, of which he is also the Thane. His son Léodwig along with Wídfara had disappeared in a remote province of Wildermore and Harding sends the player and his companions Gleowine and Horn to look for them. The player find both wounded but alive and they eventually return to Harwick. Harding later dies on the Pelennor Fields after slaying many foes.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names