Rochallor

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Rochallor
Horse
Jenny Dolfen - Fingolfin's Challenge.jpg
"Fingolfin's Challenge" by Jenny Dolfen
Biographical Information
LocationAman; Hithlum
AffiliationFingolfin
Physical Description
RaceHorse
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Rochallor

Rochallor was the great horse of High King Fingolfin, on which he rode to the gates of Angband and challenged Morgoth to single combat.[1] Rochallor stayed with Fingolfin until his death. When assailed by the wolves of Angband the great steed escaped by outrunning them. Coming to Hithlum, his heart broke and he died.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The first element in the name Rochallor is roch, the Sindarin word for "horse".[3] The second element is of unknown meaning.

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