10 April 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 284: Borondir

Borondir the Stirrupless was a heroic horseman of Gondor who rode through many great perils to reach the Éothéod and deliver Steward Cirion’s plea for aid against the Balchoth. The call for aid came in time, and the Balchoth were defeated. Riding back with the Northmen despite his fatigue, Borondir was slain on the Field of Celebrant defending the Steward; his body was entombed in the Hallows of Minas Tirith and his deeds later put into song: the Rochon Methestal (the ‘Rider of the Last Hope’).

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