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Meduseld was the great Golden Hall built in Edoras, the capital of Rohan.


After the Éothéod had settled in Rohan, the Second King of Rohan, Brego son of Eorl, began building a great hall on top of the hill of Edoras.

Meduseld was a large hall with a straw roof, which made it appear as if it was made out of gold when seen from far off. Its walls were richly decorated with tapestries depicting the history and legends of the Rohirrim, and it served as a house for the King and his kin, a meeting hall for the King and his advisers, and a party hall.

In the late Third Age, Meduseld was the home of King Théoden. Háma was its doorward up until March 3019. After The War of The Ring the Golden Hall went through an extreme renovation that turned it into a huge palace that would house the king of Rohan and his family for many years.[citation needed]

Behind the scenesEdit

The word Maeduselde, in the Anglo-Saxon language, means mead-hall. In many ways Meduseld is inspired by Anglo-Saxon poetry, particularly Beowulf, which contains the mead-hall Heorot. The description of "the light of it shines far across the land" is one of the lines from this poem.

Meduseld and Edoras itself may have partially inspired the creation and design of the settlement of Whiterun and the Dragonsreach Hall a top of Whiterun in the video game The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.

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