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Elfhild* – Queen of Rohan, wife of King Théoden, mother of Théodred. She died in childbirth in 2978 TA and Théoden never remarried.

Éowyn – Shieldmaiden of Rohan, more…

Théodwyn* – “Delight of the People”, sister of King Théoden of Rohan, wife of Éomund, and mother of Éowyn and Éomer. She was born in 2963 TA and was the daughter of King Thengel of Rohan and Morwen Steelsheen. She wed Éomund of Eastfold in 2989 TA. Her son Éomer was born in 2991 and her daughter Éowyn in 2995. In 3002, Éomund was slain by Orcs while protecting the borders of the Emyn Muil. Not long after, Théodwyn took sick and died, leaving her children in her brother’s care.


Numenorean » Gondorian

Finduilas – “Leaf-flow hair”, mother to Boromir and Faramir, wife of Denethor. She was born in 2950 TA, the daughter of King Adrahil from Dol Amroth and sister of Prince Imrahil. She married Denethor in 2976, but died young in 2988, only five years after Faramir’s birth. This caused much “grimness” in Denethor. Her robe was given to Éowyn by Faramir. Finduilas was described as a lady of great beauty and gentle heart but missed her homeland by the sea. She was of Numenorean descent.

Ioreth – “Old One”, an old Gondorian woman of Minus Tirith who worked in the Houses of Healing. She knew Aragorn was king because he healed Faramir with athelas.

Lothíriel* – “Flower maiden”, daughter of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. She wedded Éomer in the last year of the Third Age (3021) and thus became Queen of Rohan. Their son Elfwine the Fair ruled Rohan after him.

Morwen Steelsheen* – “Dark Maiden”, called Steelsheen because of her grace, she was from Lossarnarch in Gondor but her family was orginally from Belfalas. In 2943, she married Thengel of Rohan, though she was seventeen years younger. She had three children while they lived in Gondor but only one son, Théoden. After Thengel’s father Fengel died, Thengel returned back to Rohan with Morwen and became King. Morwen had two more daughters, the youngest being Théodwyn. Morwen was of high Númenórean descent and so her grandchildren (Éomer and Éowyn) were said to have been slender and taller than most people of Rohan.


Numenorean » Dunedain

Gilraen* – “Wandering Star”, mother of Aragorn, wife of Arathorn. She was born in 2907 Third Age, and was the daughter of Dirhael, a descendent of Aranarth, and Ivorwen. In 2929, she weds Arathorn but four years later he is slain and Gilraen takes Aragorn to Rivendell. When Aragorn tells his mother about his meeting of Arwen, she warns him that Elrond will not approve and that Aragorn’s fate is to walk in the wild alone. In 3007, before she dies, she says to Aragorn: Onen i-Estel Edain, ú-chebin estel anim (“I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept no hope for myself”).

Ivorwen* – The wife of Dírhael of the Dúnedain, and mother to Gilraen. Dírhael originally opposed the marriage between their daughter Gilraen and Arathorn. Ivorwen, though, who was said to have the gift of foresight, persuaded her husband to allow the marriage. Their son, and therefore Ivorwen’s grandson, was Aragorn.

* only in Appendix of LOTR


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