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Physical Description
LocationNorthwestern Wilderland at the source of the Anduin
RealmsLands of the Éothéod
DescriptionChief town of the Éothéod

Framsburg[note 1] was the capital of the Éothéod, the ancestors of the Rohirrim, while they lived in the far north by the Grey Mountains between the rivers Greylin and Langwell.[1]

Framsburg was probably founded shortly after the Éothéod arrived in T.A. 1977,[2] during the rule of Frumgar, but it took its name from his son Fram, the famed slayer of the Dragon Scatha.[3]

The city was probably abandoned circa T.A. 2510 when Eorl the Young led the Éothéod south to settle Calenardhon, the land later known as Rohan.[2]


  1. The name and location of this town first appeared on Pauline Baynes' A Map of Middle-earth (1970).


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", The Ride of Eorl
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"