Helm Hammerhand

by Anarion-(TV)
Nov. 9, 1999

Men > Kings of the Mark > Gram > Helm Hammerhand > Fréaláf

    Helm was physically a strong king and a fierce warrior. Despite this, a man named Freca, who claimed descent from Frëawine, caused unrest in Rohan. His son, Wulf, then led an invasion of Dunlendings at the same time as the Corsairs of Umbar attacked. The Mark was completely overrun and Helm fled to the Hornburg where he died after a brave but useless charge.
    Both his sons also perished during the war and the winter that followed, so the crown passed to Fréaláf, Helm's sister's son. Helm's sister's name was Hilde.

References: Unfinished Tales, Lord of the Rings, Tolkien Quiz Book

    Helm, son of Gram, was succeeded by his sister's son, Fréaláf.