is the name given to the people of Rohan
, a nation of men located across the White Mountains
, to the north of Gondor
. The term Rohirrim
is derived from the Elvish
for "people of the horse-lords." Originally descended from the Éothéod
of the north Anduin
, they were known for their skill in breeding, and fighting upon, horses.
called their nation the Riddermark
(or, simply, The Mark
), and their armies were divided into éoreds
. Their kings dwelt in the Golden Hall of Medulsed
in their chief city and capital, Edoras
. A hardy people, the Riders of the Mark
were at war for most of their history; and they performed many honorable deeds.
J.R.R. Tolkien Node