Eowyn - article by Lungorthin-(Valar)
Images of Eowyn
see also Faramir
“Very fair was her face, and her
long hair was like a river of
gold. Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver; but
strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings.”
Éowyn was the chosen leader of the
Eorlingas while Théoden and Éomer were away helping
Gondor in the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
It is revealed in The Return of the King
that she stole away to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in the guise
of a man by the name of Dernhelm. Éowyn, under the disguise of
Dernhelm, managed to fight the leader of the Nazgûl with Merry.
She revealed that she was a woman after the Lord of the Nazgûl
said that no living man may hinder him. This is one of the debates that
runs through Tolkien minds. Was this simply a play on words? Or was it
truly because she was not a man, but a woman? The same may go for
Merry, as he is not a man, but a hobbit.
As the beast the Nazgûl was riding attacked
Éowyn, she managed to decapitate it in one fell swoop. Then the
Nazgûl struck her with his mace, and shattered her shield and
broke the arm beneath. Suddenly Merry attacked from behind and “pierced
the sinew behind his mighty knee.” This allowed Éowyn to get up,
and with her every last ounce of strength attacked the Lord of the
Nazgûl by thrusting her sword between the Nazgûl’s crown
and mantle. Her sword shattered into many pieces and she fell, wounded
by a severe case of the Black Breath.
After the battle, she was found in the field in a
coma, and was taken to the Houses of Healing where she was healed of
Black Breath by Aragorn.
Later, after she had healed with the exception of
her sword arm, she was not content to be caged and wished to leave. It
was during this time that Faramir confessed his love for her. At first
she resisted, but eventually Faramir convinced her, she lost her
obsession with her image of Aragorn, and they were to be wed. They
would go on to become the Lord and Lady of Ithilien.
Reference: The Two Towers, The Return of the King
Images of Eowyn:
"Eowyn". Artist Peggy Karr. Rolozo
"Theoden and Eowyn". Artist Angelo Montanini. Rolozo Tolkien.
"Eowyn before the doors of Meduseld". Artist Michael Kaluta. Rolozo
"In Search of Glory". Éowyn standing on the ramparts of Meduseld, looking out. Coloured
pencil. Artist Soni Alcorn-Hender. Bohemian Weasel site, LotR section.
"Eowyn". Grieving outside Meduseld. Artist: Jose Rafael Navarro
Algarra. Rolozo Tolkien
"Eowyn as a Shieldmaiden, protecting Minas Tirith" armed, in front of
Artist Sharon 'Lynx' Tanhueco. Rolozo Tolkien
"A Daughter of Kings". Artist: Sharon 'Lynx' Tanhueco. Rolozo Tolkien
"The stirrup-cup". Eowyn gives Aragorn the parting stirrup-cup. Artist
Anke-Katrin Eiszmann. Rolozo Tolkien.
"Lady Eowyn and Aragorn take Leave". Artist Alan Lee. Rolozo Tolkien.
Image confronting the Witch-king: by Ted Nasmith, Danbury Mint Plate, from the Rolozo
Image confronting the Witch-king, by Stuart Anderson, from the
Rolozo Tolkien site
Image: the Witch-king descends upon Eowyn, by Peter Xavier Price. Rolozo Tolkien site.
Image: "Eowyn and the Nazgul". Artist Eivind Bovor. Rolozo Tolkien.
Image: "Lady Eowyn and the Nazgul". Artist brothers Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. Rolozo Tolkien.
"Eowyn and the Nazgul". Artist Rebecca Orr. Rolozo Tolkien
Image: "Eowyn and the Nazgul". Artist David Wyatt. Rolozo Tolkien.
"Eowyn and the Witch-King of Angmar". Artist Michael Kaluta. Rolozo
"Eowyn and the Nazgul". Fighting the beast. Artist John Howe. Rolozo
Image: slaying the Witch-king's flying beast, black & white: Artist
Frazetta from the Rolozo Tolkien
Image: "No living man is she." Eowyn versus the fell beast, Artist Per Sjogren. Rolozo Tolkien.
Image: "Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul, April 1992", Artist Ted Nasmith. Rolozon Tolkien.
Image being attacked by the Witch-king, black & white: Artist Frank
Frazetta from the Rolozo Tolkien
"Waiting for the King". Injured Eowyn while they wait for the King who
the only one who can heal her. Artist Stacy Bautista. Rolozo Tolkien.
Image : "Healing of Eowyn". Aragorn heals Eowyn with the mists of
Athelas, while Gandalf and Eomer look on: by the Hildebrandt brothers.
: "Faramir and Eowyn". Artist Maria Lombide Ezpeleta. Rolozo Tolkien
Image: gone. "Raven and Gold". Faramir and Eowyn, from the quote about their two
of hair as they stood on the wall. Artist Elizabeth Vegh. Rolozo
"Eowyn and Faramir". On the wall in the darkness. Artist Ted Nasmith.
"The Sun Unveiled". Faramir and Eowyn, on the wall in the sunlight.
Artist . Rolozo Tolkien. Danbury Mint Plate.
Images by the Bohemian Weasel. Glittering Caves of Aglarond; Valar Guild.
Images mixed artists on the Rolozo Tolkien Site.