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|"Theoden Espies the Serpent Banner" by Michael Kaluta|
|Location||Edoras, Hornburg, Dunharrow, Drúadan Forest, Pelennor Fields, Snowmane's Howe|
|Death||15 March T.A. 3019 |
Snowmane's Howe, Pelennor Fields
|Notable for||Being the bane of Théoden|
|Gallery||Images of Snowmane|
Snowmane was the steed of Théoden, King of Rohan. His sire was Lightfoot and was possibly one of the Mearas.
History[edit | edit source]
Théoden rode with him to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. The steed was killed when struck with a black dart by the Witch-king, and he fell on the King, mortally wounding him.
Snowmane, also referred to as Théoden's Bane and Master's Bane, was buried in the hollow where he fell which became known as Snowmane's Howe.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Snowmane is the Modern English form of Old English (which represents Rohanese) Snāw-mana. The "proper" Rohanese name was thus Snawmana.
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2013: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Snowmane accompanied Théoden to the Battle of the Hornburg, and was ridden on the final charge out of the fortress. He fell on the Pelennor Fields much as described in the book.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
- ↑ Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 362
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 763