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Red Arrow
Background Information
Other Names
Manufacturer Men of Gondor
Made Steel
Usage For summoning allies
Owners Borondir, Hirgon
Appearances
Books The Lord of the Rings
Films


The Red Arrows were arrows that were used by Gondor to summon its allies in time of need.

DescriptionEdit

Its fletching was black and its barb was made of steel, and it took its name from a mark of red painted on the arrow's tip, standing for blood to show the situation was serious. The black fletching were like the Orc arrows.[1]

HistoryEdit

First mention of the Red Arrow is when Borondir of Gondor and five other messengers rode north along Anduin to seek out Gondor's old allies, the Éothéod, when Gondor was being overrun by Easterlings, in TA 2509. Borondir was the only survivor, and presented the Red Arrow to the Éothéod King Eorl the Young.[2]

Later it became a summons for the Rohirrim. The Red Arrow was presented to Rohan by Hirgon, Gondor's messenger in the War of the Ring. As a result, King Théoden rode out with the Rohirrim to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Théoden's forces were a great aid to the hard-pressed soldiers of Gondor, though the King was slain in the battle.[1]

It is not certain where the Red Arrow came from: it is possible that the tradition was an old one and that Gondor had always summoned its allies this way, but another possibility is that Borondir actually took an Orc arrow with a bloody tip to present to the Éothéod, to prove that the situation was as bad as his message stated.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Rooi Pyl
Albanian Shigjeta e kuqe
Amharic ቀይ ቀስት
Arabic سهم أحمر
Armenian կարմիր նետ
Azerbaijani Ox Qırmızı ?
Basque Gorria Gezi
Belarusian Cyrillic чырвоная страла
Bengali লাল তীর
Bosnian Crvena Strelica
Bulgarian Cyrillic Червената стрелка
Cambodian ព្រួញក្រហម ?
Catalan Fletxa Vermella
Chinese (Hong Kong) 朱紅箭
Corsican Freccia Rossu
Croatian Crvena Strijela
Czech Červená Šipka
Danish Rød Pil
Dutch Rode Pijl
Estonian Punase Noolega
Esperanto Ruĝa Sago
French Flèche Rouge
Finnish Punainen Nuoli
Frisian Reade Pylk
Galician Frecha Vermella
German Roter Pfeil
Greek Κόκκινο βέλος
Gujarati લાલ તીર
Haiti Creole Flèch Wouj
Hausa Ja Mashi
Hawaiian ʻulaʻula Pua
Hindi लाल तीर
Hmong Xub Liab
Hungarian Piros Nyíl
Icelandic Rauð Ör
Igbo Uhie Aro
Indonesian Panah Merah
Italian Freccia Rossa
Japanese 赤い矢印
Javanese Panah Abang
Kazakh Cyrillic Қызыл көрсеткі
Kannada ಕೆಂಪು ಬಾಣದ
Korean 빨간색 화살표
Kurdish ره‌د ئڕۆو ? (Arabic script) Tîrekên Sor (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Кызыл жебе
Lao ລູກສອນສີແດງ
Latin Rufus Sagittam
Latvian Sarkana Bultiņa
Lithuanian Raudona Rodyklė
Luxembourgish Roude Feil
Malagasy Mena Zana-tsipìka
Malay Anak panah merah
Maltese Vleġġa Ħamra
Malayalam ചുവന്ന അമ്പിന്റെ
Maori Pere Whero
Marathi लाल बाण
Navajo łichííʼ Kʼaaʼ ?
Nepalese रातो तीर
Norwegian Rød Pil
Pashto سور غشی
Persian فلش قرمز رنگ
Polish Czerwona Strzała
Portuguese Flecha Vermelha
Punjabi ਲਾਲ ਤੀਰ
Romanian Sageata Rosie
Romansh Frizza Cotschen ?
Russian Красная стрела
Samoan Aū Mumu
Sesotho Khubelu Motsu
Scottish Gaelic Saighead Dhearg
Slovak Červená Šípka
Slovenian Rdeča Puščica
Somali Falaar Cas
Spanish Flecha Roja
Sudanese Panah Beureum
Swahili Kishale Nyekundu
Swedish Röd Pil
Tajik Cyrillic Cурх Ақрабаки
Tamil ரெட் அம்பு
Telugu రెడ్ యారో
Thai ลูกศรสีแดง
Turkish Kırmızı Ok
Turkmen Ok Gyzyl
Ukrainian Cyrillic Червона стрілка
Uyghur رەد ئرروۋ
Uzbek Ред Арроw (Cyrillic) Qizil O'q (Latin)
Vietnamese Mũi tên màu đỏ
Welsh Saeth Goch
Xhosa Utolo Ebomvu
Yoruba Pupa ọfa
Zulu umcibisholo -bomvu


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter III: "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, II: "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"

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