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Paula DiSante - The Red Arrow.JPG
"The Red Arrow" by Paula DiSante
Biographical Information
PositionErrand-rider of Denethor
BirthLate Third Age
DeathMarch 13-14, T.A. 3019
Anórien, near Mindolluin
Physical Description
Eye colorGrey[1]
ClothingDark-green cloak, fine mail, helm with a small silver star[1]
GalleryImages of Hirgon

Hirgon was an emissary of Gondor who presented the Red Arrow to Théoden King of Rohan.

[edit] History

Hirgon had set out on the command of Denethor, Steward of Gondor, with a companion, and narrowly escaped Orcs in Anórien's woods.[1] He presented the Arrow on 9 March T.A. 3019[2] and rode back toward Minas Tirith the next day.[1]

Hirgon and his companion were caught by Sauron's forces at the Rammas Echor, and were slain before they could reach the White City. When Théoden's Riders found their bodies, Théoden understood that Denethor did not receive his message that the Riders were coming for help.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2003: Pán prsteňov (2001-2003 Slovak radio series):

The voice of Hirgon is provided by Roman Pomajbo.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Ride of the Rohirrim"