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Hasufel

Hasufel
Horse
The Lord of the Rings Online - Hasufel.jpg
Hasufel in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
LocationRohan
AffiliationGárulf; Aragorn
Physical Description
RaceHorse
GenderMale
Hair colorgrey
GalleryImages of Hasufel

Hasufel was the grey-coated steed of Gárulf of Rohan. After the loss of his master in the Ambush at Fangorn Forest‎, Hasufel followed the éored of Éomer until he lent it to Aragorn when they met in the northern fields of Rohan.[1]

The hardy creature saw many adventures, including the Battle of the Hornburg, before Aragorn was brought his own horse, Roheryn, by the Rangers of the North.

[edit] Etymology

According to Robert Foster, hasufel means "dark skin" in Old English.[2] Hasu means "grey".

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Arod and Hasufel, led by Shadowfax, appear in a mission in which the player has to stop Mordor orcs from stealing Black Horses of Rohan.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth