Forthwini was the son of Marhwini and the second Lord of the Éothéod.


Like his father before him, Forthwini lived in troubled times with all the lands east of the Misty Mountains still in danger of invasion from the tribes of the Easterlings. Certain that they were rearming for war, he went to King Ondoher of Gondor with a warning of this and soon they prepared for war. The Éothéod joined them and came to the aid of the Northern Army near the Black Gate but they were defeated and the Éothéod retreated. The battle claimed the lives of Ondoher and his two sons but the Southern Army won and the Easterlings were defeated. Forthwini's fate is unknown but as he was Lord of the Éothéod it is possible that he accompanied them to the battle and was slain.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Armenian Ֆորտհւինի
Kazakh Фортһуіні
Kurdish فۆرتهوينى ?
Russian Фортвини
Serbian Фортхвини (Cyrillic) Forthvini (Latinised)
Yiddish פאָרטהוויני
Lord of the Éothéod
Preceded by
Forthwini Succeeded by
Unknown, but eventually Frumgar


  1. Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, II: "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"