Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings

Eowyn

Eowyn has a fair face and hair that shines like a river of gold. She is slender and tall and at a glance, you will know that she is strong and stern as a steel. As Hama describes her, she is fearless and high-hearted. Because of her good qualities, everybody loves her.

Eowyn is the daughter of Eomund and the sister of Eomer. Before King Theoden went to the Battle of Helm’s Deep, he entrusted her his people, to rule them in his place. Though a woman, she willingly accepted the task given to her. She is brave, courageous, and fears nobody.

Though as strong as a steel, she still has a heart of a woman. Even before Aragorn went to the Battle of Helm’s Deep, she already had shown signs of affection for him. Aragorn thought of her as fair and cold, like a morning of pale spring that is not yet come to womanhood. On the other hand, she sees him as a tall, wise man, hiding a power that yet she felt. When she brought wine to him and said ‘Ferthu Theoden hal! Receive now this cup and drink in happy hour. Health be with thee as thy going and coming!’ Theoden drank from the cup. While looking at Aragorn, her eyes were shining. Accidentally, their hands met and she trembled at the touch.

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In the ‘Return of the King,’ she pretended to be a man named ‘Dernhelm’ to be able to join the travel towards the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Though less in weight than many men, she was the one who was able to defeat the Witch-king of Angmar. At first, the Witch-king didn’t think that he can be defeated since there was a prophecy that… But then, at almost the same time that the helm of her secrecy had fallen from her, Eowyn said “… no living man I am! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund’s daughter…” With her last strength, she drove her sword between his crown and mantle. The sword broke into many and the crown rolled away with a clang. The Witch-king perished, and was never again heard after the incident.

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