- "I see a white stream that comes down from the snows", he said. "Where it issues from the shadow of the vale a green hill rises upon the east. A dike and mighty wall and thorny fence encircle it. Within there rise the roofs of houses; and in the midst, set upon a green terrace, there stands aloft a great hall of Men. And it seems to my eyes that it is thatched with gold. The light of it shines far over the land. Golden, too, are the posts of its doors."
- —Legolas, seeing Edoras from afar
Edoras was built at the end of the valley of Harrowdale, which lay under the great mountain Starkhorn. The river Snowbourn flowed past the city on its way west towards the Entwash. As Rohan consisted of mostly small villages and farmsteads, Edoras was the closest thing Rohan had to a city, and held the Golden Hall of Meduseld. It was here that Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf met with King Théoden.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
In the filmsEdit
- Edoras may have inspired the city of Whiterun in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as its layout is very similar to that of Edoras.
Translations around the worldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Едорас (Cyrillic) Edoras (Latin)|
|Serbian||Едорас (Cyrillic) Edoras (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Едорас (Cyrillic) Edoras (Latin)|