Ioreth was born in Imloth Melui sometime in the late Third Age. At the time of the War of the Ring, Ioreth was the eldest of the women who served in the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith. Her folk wisdom was exceeded only by her loquacity. She was the one who told Gandalf the old lore that "The hands of the king are the hands of a healer," which inspired him to bring Aragorn to the Houses of Healing to tend the wounded. She had at least two sisters and kin who lived in Imloth Melui.
Portrayal in AdaptationsEdit
- Prunella Scales voiced her in the second run fifth episode of "Minas Tirith and Mount Doom" in the The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)
- Pat Franklyn voiced a woman who apparently was Ioreth in the The Lord of the Rings (1979 radio series)
- Pauline Letts voiced Ioreth in The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series).