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Haudh in Gwanûr

Haudh in Gwanûr
Burial mound
Douglas Chaffee - Haudh in Gwanur.jpg
"Haudh in Gwanur" by Douglas Chaffee
General Information
LocationOn the banks of the Poros in Gondor
TypeBurial mound
CreatedT.A. 2885
GalleryImages of Haudh in Gwanûr

Haudh in Gwanûr was the burial mound of Folcred and Fastred, erected at their death in T.A. 2885.[1]

[edit] History

Folcred and Fastred, the twin sons of King Folcwine of Rohan, had come South to answer the Oath of Eorl. They fought the Haradrim alongside the Gondorians, but were slain near the Crossings of Poros.

The Rohirrim put them to rest according to their fashion. The mound was raised high upon the shore of the river. It is said that all enemies of Gondor were afraid to pass the tomb.[2]

[edit] Etymology

It has been suggested that Haudh in Gwanûr means "mound of the brothers" in Sindarin, consisting of haudh ("mound, grave, tomb") + in (pl. genitive article) + gwanûr.[3] In editions of The Lord of the Rings prior to the 2004 edition, the circumflex (^) was omitted.[4]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Haudh-in-Gwanûr is a site in Harondor, where players face an attack by Undead.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  3. Compound Sindarin names at (accessed 19 June 2011)
  4. Cf. Talk:Haudh in Gwanûr