Théoden adopts Éomer and Éowyn and raises them in Edoras
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Not long after [Éomund's death] Théodwyn took sick and died to the great grief of the king. Her children he took into his house, calling them son and daughter. He had only one child of his own, Théodred his son, then twenty-four years old; for the queen Elfhild had died in childbirth, and Théoden did not wed again. Éomer and Éowyn grew up at Edoras and saw the dark shadow fall on the halls of Théoden. Éomer was like his fathers before him; but Éowyn was slender and tall, with a grace and pride that came to her out of the South from Morwen of Lossarnach, whom the Rohirrim had called Steelsheen.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl: The Kings of the Mark
'But if you would take my counsel,' said Éomer..., 'you would then return hither, until the war is over....'
Théoden smiled. 'Nay, my son, for so I will call you, speak not the soft words of Wormtongue in my old ears!'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 3, The Muster of Rohan
Presently [Théoden] spoke again... 'I would send word to Éowyn. She, she would not have me leave her, and now I shall not see her again, dearer than daughter.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 6, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Elena Tiriel 25Aug07, 6Sep07