BobMoCo Middle-earth Glossary

Men in The Lord of The Rings
And The Hobbit

Background characters in grey
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Anarion   Gondor Co-founder of Gondor. Brother of Isildur. Killed in the Siege of Mordor
Anborn   Gondor One of Faramir's troop, in Ithilien
Angbor Lord of Lamedon Gondor Leader, siege of Gondor; rode from Pelargir with Aragorn
Aragorn Strider, Elessar, Estel Dunedain Son of Arathorn and Gilraen. Heir of Elendil and Isildur to the thrones of Gondor and Arnor. The Dunedan (Chief of the Dunedain). (Elessar = Elfstone. Estel = Hope)
Arathorn   Dunedain Father of Aragorn and Chief of the Dunedain; wife Gilraen. Killed by Orcs when Aragorn was 2, leaving him in the care of Elrond and Gilraen
Arwen Undomiel  (Evenstar) Rivendell Daughter of Elrond and Celebrian; grand-daughter of Earendil and Elwing and Celeborn and Galadriel. Plighted in troth to Aragorn Elessar and thus mortality
Bain   Dale King of Dale, below Erebor. Son of Bard I; father of Brand
Barahir   Gondor Grandson of Faramir, Steward of Gondor
Bard I The Bowman Dale Captain of the Guard, Esgaroth, then Lord of Dale (The Hobbit). Descendent of Girion; father of Bain
Bard II   Dale Son of Brand. King of Dale after his father was killed fighting orcs
Barliman Butterbur Bree Landlord, The Prancing Pony, Bree
Beorn   Carrock Skin-changer; could turn into a bear. Lived West of Mirkwood at The Carrock (The Hobbit). Father of Grimbeorn
Beregond   Gondor Soldier, Third Company, Citadel Guard. Son of Baranor. Father of Bergil; brother of Iorlas. Later Captain of the White Company, Ithilien
Bergil   Gondor Son of Beregond, Minas Tirith
Bill Ferny   Bree Saruman's spy, Bree and The Shire
Boromir High-Warden of the
White Tower
Gondor Son of Denethor; older brother of Faramir. One of the Company of The Ring. Killed at Parth Galen
Borondir   Gondor The only rider sent by Cirion the Steward to reach the Eotheod. Descended from a Captain of the Northmen
Brand   Dale King of Dale. Son of Bain; father of Bard II. Killed with King Dain (of the northern Dwarves) fighting orcs at Dale
Ceorl   Rohan A Rider of the Westfold
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Damrod   Dunedain One of the Dunedain of The South. Soldier of Gondor under Faramir
Denethor Steward of Gondor Gondor Last Steward of king-less Gondor. Wife Finduilas; father of Boromir and Faramir; son of Ecthelion
Deorwine   Rohan Chief of Theoden's Knights. Slain at the siege of Mundburg
Derufin   Gondor Son of Duinhir of Morthond. Slain with his brother, Duilin, at the siege of Gondor
Dervorin Lord of Ringlo Vale Gondor Leader, siege of Gondor
Dirhael     Father of Gilraen. A Ranger, descended from Aranarth
Duilin   Gondor Son of Duinhir of Morthond. Slain with his brother, Derufin, at the siege of Gondor
Duinhir Lord of Blackroot Vale Gondor Leader, siege of Gondor. Father of Duilin and Derufin
Dunhere Lord of Harrowdale Rohan Nephew of Erkenbrand. Killed in the battle of Mundburg
Earendil The Mariner   Father of Elrond and Elros; wife Elwing
Eldarion   Gondor Son of Aragorn and Arwen
Elendil The Tall   Led the Faithful from Numenor back to Middle-earth at the end of the First Age. Founder and first King of Arnor. Father of Isildur and Anarion. Died defeating Sauron with Gil-Galad in The Last Alliance (Second Age)
Elessar Aragorn Dunedain King-in-waiting of Gondor and Arnor. See Aragorn
Elfhelm   Rohan A Marshal of the Mark
Elros   Brother of Elrond; son of Earendil and Elwing. Chose mortality. First King of Numenor. Ancestor of Isildur and Aragorn
Eomer   Rohan Son of Eomund; brother of Eowyn; nephew of Theoden. Third Marshal of The Mark, later King of Rohan
Eomund   Rohan Brother of Theoden; father of Eomer and Eowyn. Third Marshal of The Mark. Killed by orcs near Emyn Muil
Eothain   Rohan One of the Riders of Rohan, of Eomer's éored
Eowyn Dernhelm Rohan Daughter of Eomund; brother of Eomer; niece of Theoden. The Lady of Rohan. Slayer of the Lord of The Nazgul
Erkenbrand   Rohan Lord of the Westfold, Rohan
Faramir Prince of Ithilien Gondor Younger brother of Boromir; son of Denethor and Finduilas
Finduilas   Gondor Wife of Denethor; mother of Boromir and Faramir. Died when they were young. Daughter of Adrahil; sister of Imrahil of Dol Amroth
Forlong Lord of Lossarnach Gondor Leader, siege of Gondor. Slain
Forthwini   Rhovanion Son of Marhwini. Leader of the Northmen, Vale of Anduin. Ally of Gondor against the Wainriders
Freca   Rohan Part-Dunlendish head of a settlement on the R Adorn. Killed by Helm. Father of Wulf
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Gamling   Rohan Defending captain at the Hornburg, Rohan
Garulf   Rohan One of Eomer's troop, killed fighting orcs; former owner of Hasufel
Ghân-buri-ghân Gondor King of the Woses, ancient Men living in the Druadan Forest
Gilraen   Eriador Wife of Arathorn; mother of Aragorn; daughter of Dirhael. Died before the War of The Ring
Girion Lord of Dale Dale Ancestor of Bard I. Died when Smaug destroyed Dale (The Hobbit)
Golasgil Lord of Anfalas Gondor Leader, siege of Gondor
Grima Wormtongue Rohan Theoden's adviser and Saruman's spy. Son of Galmod. Killed in Hobbiton
Grimbeorn The Old Carrock Lord of the Carrock, west of Mirkwood. Son of Beorn
Grimbold   Rohan A Marshal of the West-Mark. Slain at the battle of Mundburg
Guthlaf   Rohan Theoden's standard-bearer. Slain with Theoden at Mundburg
Halbarad   Dunedain Ranger (Dunedan) of the north. Slain before Minas Tirith
Hama   Rohan Door warden at Meduseld, Edoras. Slain defending Helm's Gate
Helm Hammerhand Rohan 9th King of Rohan, after whom Helm's Deep was named
Hirgon   Gondor Messenger from Gondor to Rohan carrying the Red Arrow summons. Killed on his way back
Hirluin Lord of Pinnath Gelin Gondor The Fair. Slain at the siege of Gondor
Hurin   Gondor Lord Warden of the Keys of Minas Tirith
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Imrahil Prince Imrahil Gondor Prince of Dol Amroth, ranking below the Steward of Gondor. Son of Adrahil; brother of Finduilas
Ingold   Gondor Guard at the Rammas Echor, Minas Tirith
Ioreth   Gondor Nurse at the Houses of Healing, Minas Tirith
Iorlas   Gondor Brother of Beregond
Isildur   Gondor Co-founder of Gondor. Brother of Anarion. Cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand with the hilt of Narsil. Killed by Orcs, Gladden Fields
Lothiriel   Gondor Daughter of Imrahil of Dol Amroth
Mablung   Dunedain One of the Dunedain of The South. Soldier of Gondor under Faramir
Marhari   Rhovanion Leader of the Northmen. Died fighting Wainriders in the Battle of the Plains. Father of Marhwini
Marhwini   Rhovanion Son of Marhari; father of Forthwini. Led the Northmen into the Vale of Anduin. Ally of Gondor against the Wainriders
Mablung   Dunedain One of the Dunedain of The South. Soldier of Gondor under Faramir
Morwen   Rohan Wife of King Thengel; from Lossarnach
Strider Aragorn Dunedain A Ranger. One of the Company of The Ring (see Aragorn)
Targon   Gondor Soldier, Third Company, Citadel Guard (Minas Tirith)
Thengel   Rohan King of The Mark. Father of Theoden
Theoden King of The Mark Rohan King of The Riddermark. Son of Thengel; uncle of Eomer and Eowyn. Killed by the Lord of The Nazgul, siege of Mundburg
Theodred   Rohan Son of Theoden. Second Marshal of the Mark. Slain at the Battle of the Fords of Isen
Thorongil Eagle of The Star   A soldier who once served as Captain of King Thengel in Rohan and Steward Ecthelion in Gondor
Widfara   Rohan Scout with Theoden's army
Wulf   Rohan Son of Freca, of part Dunlendish blood. Led the invasion of Rohan in TA 2758 and captured Edoras. Killed by Frealaf
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For more on the background characters, origins of Men and the Lines of the Numenoreans,
Kings of Gondor and Arnor and Rangers see separate listings for each
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