Aragorn and Hasufel

Aragorn and Hasufel

Hasufel was a large dark grey horse, originally belonging to Gárulf.[1]


When Gárulf was killed in battle, the horse served Éomer and his company. When they encountered Aragorn's party, Éomer gave Hasufel to him in compensation for the presumed deaths of Merry and Pippin, Éomer gave Legolas the horse Arod, and gave Hasufel to Aragorn.[1]

He rode it across much of the plains of Rohan but the creature fled in fear with Arod when an old man (Most likely Saruman) came to where the three hunters were camping to spy on them. The horse returned with Shadowfax some time later.[2]

Hasufel accompanied Aragorn throughout his journeys, until the Grey Company passed and brought Roheryn, Aragorn's own horse.[3]


In Old English, Hasufel means "dark skin".[4]

Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

In the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Hasufel was a chestnut color.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter II: "The Riders of Rohan"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter V: "The White Rider"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter II: "The Passing of the Gray Company"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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