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Folca

Jeremy Bennett - Folca hunting the Boar of Everholt.jpg
Folca
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2804
RuleT.A. 2851 - 2864
DeathT.A. 2864 (aged 60)
Firienholt
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageWalda
ChildrenFolcwine
Physical Description
GenderMale

Folca (T.A. 2804T.A. 2864, aged 60 years) was the thirteenth King of Rohan.

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[edit] History

Folca was the son of King Walda, born in a time when his country was still plagued by the Orcs who invaded Rohan after the War of Dwarves and Orcs and his father died at their hands.

A great hunter, he famously cleared Rohan of the scourge of the Orcs to avenge his father.

He rode to hunt the monstrous Boar of Everholt, but suffered a mortal wound from the beast's tusks. He was succeeded by his son Folcwine.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Folca is a name that means "of the folk" in Old English.

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

A tapestry recounting Folca's hunt hangs at Meduseld.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Folca
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2804 Died: T.A. 2864
Preceded by:
Walda
13th King of Rohan
T.A. 28512864
Followed by:
Folcwine