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}}'''Brytta Léofa''' ([[Third Age]] {{TA|2752|n}} – {{TA|2842|n}}, aged 90 years) was the eleventh [[King of Rohan]].  
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'''Brytta Léofa''' ([[Third Age]] {{TA|2752|n}} – {{TA|2842|n}}, aged 90 years) was the eleventh [[King of Rohan]].  
  
 
==History==
 
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Brytta was the son of [[Fréaláf|Fréaláf Hildeson]], and became king after the death of his father in {{TA|2798}}.
 
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==Etymology==
 
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Brytta means "distributor" in [[Old English]], having sometimes the meaning "prince". His nickname Léofa means "beloved".
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Brytta means "distributor" in [[Old English]]. In poetry it is frequently found in epithets for a prince or lord. For instance, in line 352 of [[Beowulf]], the Danish king Hrothgar is called ''béaga bryttan'', "giver of rings." Brytta's nickname Léofa means "beloved".
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'''2012: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':''': A tapestry depicting Brytta is found in [[Meduseld]] and can be acquired for use in player's houses.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:11, 23 October 2021

Brytta
Rohir
The Lord of the Rings Online - Brytta slays the chieftain of the White Mountain Orcs.jpg
The Lord of the Rings Online tapestry: "Brytta slays the chieftain of the White Mountain Orcs"
Biographical Information
Other namesLéofa
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2752
RuleT.A. 27982842 (44 years)
DeathT.A. 2842 (aged 90)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageFréaláf Hildeson
ChildrenWalda
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Brytta

Brytta Léofa (Third Age 27522842, aged 90 years) was the eleventh King of Rohan.

Contents

[edit] History

Brytta was the son of Fréaláf Hildeson, and became king after the death of his father in T.A. 2798.

During his reign Rohan was still recovering from the war with the Dunlendings, and hostilities remained at the western borders. Brytta continued his father's habits of helping those in need, earning him the name "Léofa".

Asides from the troubles with the Dunlendings his rule saw a new trouble, as the final battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs caused great numbers of Orcs to flee from the Misty Mountains, trying to make a home in the White Mountains south of Rohan. Brytta fought them off, and when he died it was believed Rohan was free of those intruders.

He ruled for 44 years, and was succeeded by his son Walda at his death in 2842.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Brytta means "distributor" in Old English. In poetry it is frequently found in epithets for a prince or lord. For instance, in line 352 of Beowulf, the Danish king Hrothgar is called béaga bryttan, "giver of rings." Brytta's nickname Léofa means "beloved".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gram
2668 - 2741
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helm Hammerhand
2691 - 2759
 
Hild
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haleth
d. 2758
 
Háma
d. 2759
 
daughter
unknown
 
Fréaláf Hildeson
2726 - 2798
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRYTTA LÉOFA
2752 - 2842
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walda
2780 - 2851
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folca
2804 - 2864


[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2012: The Lord of the Rings Online:: A tapestry depicting Brytta is found in Meduseld and can be acquired for use in player's houses.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
Brytta
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2752 Died: T.A. 2842
Preceded by:
Fréaláf
11th King of Rohan
T.A. 27982842
Followed by:
Walda

Kings of Rohan
First Line: Eorl the Young (T.A. 2510 - 2545) · Brego (2545 - 2570) · Aldor the Old (2570 - 2645) · Fréa (2645 - 2659) · Fréawine (2659 - 2680) · Goldwine (2680 - 2699) · Déor (2699 - 2718) · Gram (2718 - 2741) · Helm Hammerhand (2741 - 2759)
Second Line: Fréaláf Hildeson (2759 - 2798) · Brytta Léofa (2798 - 2842) · Walda (2842 - 2851) · Folca the Hunter (2851 - 2864) · Folcwine (2864 - 2903) · Fengel (2903 - 2953) · Thengel (2953 - 2980) · Théoden Ednew (2980 - 3019)
Third Line: Éomer Éadig (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 63) · Elfwine the Fair (63 - unknown)