Sing of Éowyn: 1. Sing of Éowyn

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1. Sing of Éowyn

Behold Éowyn, bold slayer of
darkest evil, moth'r of princes,
faithful wife, pride of Faramir,
Ithilien’s Prince, Gondor’s Steward.

Healer of Emyn Arn'n full of pity,
breeder of Ithilros fast as Mearas,
wilful white Lady of Rohan, roams
Ithilien’s glades golden haired.

Ithilien’s lady setting to rights
all wronged and forgotten, rejoice,
realm ordered, happiness furthered,
peace invoked, we acclaim her.

Sits in her hall beloved of all,
Sing of Éowyn, princes' mother,
faithful wife, true to Faramir,
Ithilien’s Prince, Gondor’s Steward.


Editor's notes:

1) first sung by the Rohirric poet Beorsweg around 30 F.A. at the court of Emyn Arnen as noted in "Early Emyn Arnen Poetry" collected by Gilromir around 180 F.A.

2) Ithilros – popular Gondorian horse breed, first bred by Éowyn, Lady of Ithilien, out of predominantly Rohan stock, mostly grey coated

3) Mearas - legendary horses of Rohan; with the bygone exception of the wizard Mithrandir, they allow only the king of Rohan and his sons to ride them; they are the greatest horses of Arda, extremely fast and intelligent and nearly white


Author's notes: Neither Ithilros (moon horses), nor Beorsweg (bright sound) or Gilromir (star horse jewel) were to my knowledge mentioned by Tolkien, none is referenced in the HoME index.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: elanor of aquitania

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/29/10

Original Post: 09/11/04

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