Chief of the King's Riders during the War of the Ring. Deorwine served King Theoden of Rohan. On March 15, 3019 of the Third Age, Deorwine fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. He and his small company of riders were all killed by the Witch-King. The Witch-King killed Theoden as well, only to be slain himself by Eowyn.
Names & Meanings
The name Déorwine is Old English, but its meaning is uncertain. It may mean something like "brave friend," derived from the elements dēor meaning "brave" and wine meaning "friend."
The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King: "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields," pages 120-125
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