"For you have been deluded by Saruman. Many of you have got death as you trust in him; but had you conquered, little better would your wages have been."
Erkenbrand to Saruman's army in The Two Towers

Erkenbrand was a warrior of Rohan during the War of the Ring, and the lord of the Westfold.

Biography Edit

Erkenbrand's Shield

Erkenbrand's Shield, as shown on a Decipher Card

At the time of the War of the Ring, Erkenbrand had retired from service to Théoden, but returned after the death of Théoden's son, Théodred, to command the forces of Rohan in its western regions. He defended the Westfold until he was summoned by Gandalf to aid the besieged forces at Helm's Deep. He aided Gandalf during the Battle of the Hornburg when he and the White Wizard led a thousand footmen to reinforce the besieged forces of Rohan. After the War of the Ring, Erkenbrand was granted the title of Marshal of the West-Mark by King Éomer.

Erkenbrand was a warrior of great renown and was a mighty leader. He went into battle with a red shield.[1][2]

Etymology Edit

Erkenbrand is a name that comes from two Old English words: Eorcan (meaning "precious") and Brand (meaning "sword").[citation needed]

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

Erkenbrand does not appear in Peter Jackson's film of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Instead, it is Éomer whom Gandalf sets out to find and returns with in the dawn of the final battle at Helm's Deep. However he does make a brief appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He also appears in the games The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings Online, and in mods for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II.

Translations around the World Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐርከንብራንድ
Arabic إركينبراند
Armenian Էրկենբրանդ
Belarusian Cyrillic Еркенбранд
Bengali এর্কেন্ব্রান্দ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Еркенбранд
Catalan Érkenbrand
Chinese (Hong Kong) 鄂肯布蘭德
Georgian ერქენბრანდი
Greek Ερκενβρανδ
Gujarati ઍર્કેન્બ્રન્દ
Hebrew ירכינבראנד
Hindi एर्केन्ब्रन्द
Kannada ಏರಿಕೆನ್ಬ್ರಾಂಡ್
Kazakh Еркенбранд (Cyrillic) Erkenbrand (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эркэнбранд
Macedonian Cyrillic Еркенбранд
Marathi एर्केन्ब्रन्द
Mongolian Cyrillic Эркэнбранд
Nepalese एर्केन्ब्रन्द
Pashto ېرکېنبراند
Persian هرکهنبراند
Punjabi ਏਰ੍ਕੇਨ੍ਬ੍ਰਨ੍ਦ
Russian Эркенбранд
Sanskrit एर्केन्ब्रन्द्
Serbian Еркенбранд (Cyrillic) Erkenbrand (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒර්කෙන්බ්‍රඳ්
Tajik Cyrillic Еркенбранд
Tamil ஏர்கெந்ப்ரந்த்
Telugu ఏర్కెన్బ్రన్ద
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еркенбранд
Urdu ارکانبرانڈ
Uzbek Еркенбранд (Cyrillic) Erkenbrand (Latin)
Yiddish ערקענבראַנד

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth