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Asfaloth in the trading card game

Asfaloth was the trusted white Horse of the Elf Glorfindel.

One of the Elven horses, Asfaloth was naturally faster than even the steeds of the Nazgûl. When Glorfindel finds Aragorn and the Hobbits on their way from Weathertop to Rivendell, he carries Frodo Baggins across the Bruinen. Glorfindel comments that "my horse will not let any rider fall that I command him to bear." Asfaloth obeys verbal commands from his master, racing off when Glorfindel tells him to, even though his rider, Frodo, doesn't give him any signal to run. After the Nazgûl attempt to cross the Ford of Bruinen and drown in its floodwaters, Asfaloth stands guard over the fallen Frodo until his friends can reach him.[1]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Raplh BakshiEdit

In Ralph Bakshi's version of Lord of the Rings, Glorfindel does not appear - instead it was Legolas but he was shown mounted on a white horse similar to that of Asfaloth.[2]

The Lord of the Rings film trilogyEdit

In Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, Arwen (taking Glorfindel's place) rides a white horse named Asfaloth. Later in Arwen's vision of Eldarion, she rides a white horse, possibly Asfaloth.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: "Flight to the Ford"
  2. The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)
  3. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring

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