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"Landroval" by Pamela Shanteau
Biographical Information
Notable forhelping rescue Beren and Lúthien
ParentageUnknown; descendant of Thorondor
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Landroval

Landroval was one of the Eagles.


A descendant of Thorondor, it is said that Landroval was his vassal in the First Age and with his brother Gwaihir helped him rescue Beren and Lúthien from Angband.[1]

During the War of the Ring he stayed out of the war for most of the conflict, but he followed his brother to the Battle of the Morannon, where he and his vassals helped turn the tide.

After the Ring was destroyed, Landroval, Gwaihir and Meneldor, flew into Mordor to retrieve Frodo and Sam from the ruins of Mount Doom.[2]


Landroval is Sindarin for "Broad Winged", containing the element roval ("wing").[3]


Father of Landroval

Portrayal in adaptations

Landroval in The Lord of the Rings Online

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Landroval and his brothers appear at several points throughout the game. The player first meet him and Meneldor in the Wailing Hills south of Lothlorien where they help the Eagles deal with an infestastion of spiders. After their participation in the Battle of the Morannon, the player meets the Eagles once again then they reach the Carrock. The player later encounters Landroval once again the Wells of Anduin.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals" p. 68
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen", pp. 948, 950
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 63, 101

Named Eagles
Thorondor · Gwaihir · Landroval · Meneldor