|Brief Description |
Sind.: horse-land, horse-country
Rohan, the land of the Rohirrim, north of Gondor and south of the MistyMountains. Its bounders were the MistyMountains, Fangorn, the Limlight, Anduin, EmynMuil, the Mouths of Entwash, the MeringStream and the EredNimrais. First a province of Gondor, Calenardhon, it was given to the men of Éothéod as an independant kingdom in TA 2510, in return for their aid in the Battle of the Field of Celebrant and according to the Oath of Eorl (c.f. Oaths of Eorl and Cirion). Rohan remained closely allied with Gondor throughout history and played a crucial role in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
The Rohirrim raised horses on the green plains of their country, the most renowned of which was Shadowfax.
Rohan was the name for the land in Gondor, the Rohirrim called it Riddermark, the Mark of the Riders or simply the Mark. It was called Horse-country by the Orcs.
|Tale of Years |
|Line of Kings |
|TA 2485-2545||Eorl the Young|
|TA 2544-2645||Aldor the Old|
|TA 2691-2759||Helm Hammerhand|
|TA 2759-2798||Fréaláf Hildeson|
|TA 2798-2842||Brytta Léofa|
|TA 2980-3019||Théoden Ednew|
|TA 3019-FA 63||Éomer Éadig|
|Events, Places and People |
Battle of the Field of Celebrant
Battle of the Wold
|Essays and FAQ's |
Oaths of Eorl and Cirion
|Comments and Annotations |
Tolkien's inspiration for the Mark was probably Mercia. -- ChW
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