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The Horn of Gondor was an heirloom of the Stewards of Gondor, fashioned by Vorondil from a horn of the Kine of Araw, and passed to his descendants, in particular the heirs of the Stewards, until its destruction at the death of Boromir. Tipped with silver and inscribed with ancient characters, it was said to be audible at any place in Gondor when winded.[1]



Boromir blowing the Horn of Gondor in the battle at Parth Galen

The horn was crafted before the line of the Kings of Gondor was broken, when Vorondil the Hunter, father of Mardil Voronwë, hunted the wild Kine of Araw in the far fields of Rhûn.[2] It was said that "if it be blown at need anywhere within the bounds of Gondor, as the realm was of old, its voice will not pass unheeded."[3]

Boromir blew it before leaving Rivendell with the Fellowship, as he always did when setting out on a journey. He sounded it again in Moria, causing the Orcs and even the Balrog to pause in their advance. The third time he blew it was on the banks of Parth Galen, calling for help in defending Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. This last call, in addition to being heard by Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, was faintly heard by his brother Faramir and his father Denethor II. The horn was broken into two pieces during Boromir's last fight with the Orcs and Uruk-hai of Saruman at Amon Hen, and placed by Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli with Boromir's body at his final send-off over the Falls of Rauros.[3]

Some days later, the two halves were found by the Rangers of Ithilien in separate locations on the Anduin, and returned to Denethor in Minas Tirith.[1] Denethor kept them in his lap for some time, where they were witnessed by Gandalf and Peregrin Took at their arrival in the city.[2]

In adaptations[]


The horn appears in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, though it is not heard when the newly formed Fellowship of the Ring leaves Rivendell, nor in the escape from the Balrog in Moria. The horn is only used at the Skirmish at Amon Hen prior to Boromir's death.


Faramir holding the broken horn

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the horn is absent from Faramir's vision of Boromir in the boat from Lórien. However, Faramir is shown to have possession of the horn after the Rangers under his command capture Frodo and Sam. Later, when Gandalf and Pippin arrive in Minas Tirith, the broken horn is being held by Denethor, Boromir's father.

Fan film[]

The fan-made film Horn of Gondor (2020) depicts a lesser-known section of Middle-earth history, set 500 years before The Lord of the Rings - specifically, the invasion of the Balchoth, and Cirion's need for placing trust in the Éothéod to Gondor's north.

Video games[]

The Horn of Gondor appears in the Wii and PS3 version of The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest as an item that unlocks a late-game ability called "Rally". Obtained in the penultimate level, Pelennor Fields, it allows Aragorn to boost the courage and defense of nearby allies accompanying him.

In LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game, both Boromir and Boromir (Captain) carry a Horn of Gondor. It can destroy enemies when blown.


Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Horing van Gondor
Albanian Bri i Gondorit
Amharic የጎንደር ቀንድ
Arabic قرن جوندور
Armenian Գոնդորի եղջյուր
Asturian Cuernu de Gondor
Azerbaijani Gondor Boynuzu
Belarusian Cyrillic Рог Гондара
Bosnian Rog Gondora
Bulgarian Cyrillic Рогът на Гондор
Cambodian ហ៊ននៃហ្គោនឌ័រ
Catalan Banya de Góndor
Cebuano Sungay sa Gondor
Chinese 刚铎号角
Croatian Rog Gondora
Czech Gondorův roh
Danish Gondors horn
Dutch Hoorn van Gondor
Esperanto Korno de Gondor
Estonian Gondori sarv
French Corne du Gondor
Friulian Corn di Gondor
Georgian გონდორის რქა
German Horn von Gondor
Greek Βούκινο της Γκόντορ
Gujarati ગોન્ડોરનો શિંગડો
Hebrew קרן גונדור
Hindi गोंडोर का सींग
Icelandic Horn af Gondor
Italian Corno di Gondor
Japanese ゴンドールの角
Javanese Tanduk Gondor
Kannada ಗೊಂಡೋರ್ ನ ಕೊಂಬು
Kazakh Гондор Мүйізі (Cyrillic) Gondor Müyizi (Latin)
Konkani गोंडोरचो हॉर्न
Korean 곤도르의 뿔
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Рупор Гондор
Latin Cornu Gondor
Latvian Gondoras rags
Lithuanian Gondoro ragas
Malayalam ഗോണ്ടറിൻ്റെ കൊമ്പ്
Malaysian Tanduk Gondor
Maltese Qrun ta’ Gondor
Marathi गोंडोरचा शिंग
Nepalese गण्डोरको सीङ
Norwegian Gondors horn
Pashto د ګونډور د سینګ
Persian شاخ گاندور
Polish Wielki Róg
Portuguese Chifre de Gondor
Punjabi ਗੌਂਡਰ ਦਾ ਸਿੰਗ
Romanian Cornul din Gondor
Russian Рог Гондора
Sardinian Cornu de Gondor
Scottish Gaelic Corn Gondor
Serbian Рог Гондора (Cyrillic) Rog Gondora (Latin)
Sicilian Cornu di Gondor
Sinhalese ගොන්ඩෝර්ගේ නලාව
Slovak Roh Gondoru
Slovenian Gondorjev rog
Somali Geeska Gondor
Spanish Cuerno de Gondor
Sundanese Tanduk Gondor
Swahili Pembe ya Gondor
Swedish Gondors horn
Tajik Cyrillic Шохи Гондор
Tamil கோண்டோரின் கொம்பு
Tatar Гондор мөгезе
Telugu గోండోర్ కొమ్ము
Thai แตรแห่งกอนดอร์
Turkish Gondor Boynuzu
Turkmen Gondoryň Gyrgy
Ukrainian Cyrillic Рог Гондору
Urdu ہارن آف گونڈور
Uzbek Гондор Чохи (Cyrillic) Gondor Shoxi (Latin)
Venetian Corno de Gondor
Vietnamese Sừng của Gondor
Yiddish האָרן פון גאָנדאָר