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Déor

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Déor
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2644
RuleT.A. 26992718 (19 years)
DeathT.A. 2718 (aged 74)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageGoldwine
ChildrenGram
Physical Description
GenderMale
Déor (Third Age 2644 – 2718, aged 74 years) was the seventh King of Rohan.

[edit] History

Druing Déor's kingship the peace of Rohan (which had begun during Aldor's reign) came to an end - the Dunlendings took to raiding the herds and studs of the Rohirrim over the River Isen.[1]

When it became clear that the raiders were coming from near Isengard, in T.A. 2710 King Déor led an expedition to the north. He found and defeated a host of Dunlendings, but discovered that Isengard was held by hostile forces. Secure in the fortress they could not be dislodged and Egalmoth could not send help. Instead Déor kept a strong force of riders in the north of the Westfold.[2]

Déor's reign lasted nineteen years. He was succeeded as King by his son, Gram.

[edit] Etymology

Déor is an Old English word for "wild animal" ("deer") and also means "brave, bold".

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
Déor
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2644 Died: T.A. 2718
Preceded by:
Goldwine
7th King of Rohan
T.A. 26992718
Followed by:
Gram