Dúnhere was the chieftain of the folk of Harrowdale, and a valiant captain who fought in the First Battle of the Fords of Isen and the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. He was also the nephew of Erkenbrand.


Dúnhere was a captain of riders and the Lord of Harrowdale in the White Mountains. During the War of the Ring, Dúnhere did not accompany Gandalf and Erkenbrand to the Battle of the Hornburg; instead, they sent him to oversee the muster of the Rohirrim in his native Harrowdale. Several days later, he met King Théoden when he arrived at the Harrowdale. He was also present in the King's pavilion at Dunharrow in a council concerning the Muster of Rohan. At the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Dúnhere was slain along with many heroes. He was remembered in the Song of the Mounds of Mundburg.[1][2]

Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings Online - Dúnhere

Dúnhere in The Lord of the Rings Online

In The Lord of the Rings Online Dúnhere is the Lord of Dunharrow and a nearby small village of Underharrow. He is the husband of Ellen Fremedon and has a young son named Dúnburg. The player does not meet Dúnhere until the Druadan Forest on the day before the Rohirrim army arrives to Minas Tirith. He is slain by an arrow during the battle of the Pelennor Fields.


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter III: "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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