It was an ancient, dwarf-made horn of silver with a green baldric, engraved with horsemen riding in a line from the tip to the mouth. Runes of great virtue were set into it, said to cause enemies fear and friends joy, bringing the blower's friends to him.
The horn became an heirloom of the royal house of Rohan, brought from the north by Eorl the Young. It was originally from the hoard of the dragon Scatha the Worm, who was killed by Fram. Despite disputes over Scatha's hoard with the dwarves, the Éothéod took at least part of the hoard, including the horn.
Many years later, Éowyn presented the horn to Meriadoc Brandybuck when he was leaving Rohan for his deeds at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Merry later used it the Scouring of the Shire, rousing the Hobbits of Bywater when he, Frodo Baggins, Peregrin Took, and Sam Gamgee arrived after the War of the Ring. He also used it in Hobbiton when the four of them went to see Lotho Sackville-Baggins.
Every year following the events of the War of the Ring, the horn was blown on November 2; the anniversary of its first usage in the Shire, and this was followed with bonfires and feasting in Buckland.
Translations around the world
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Afrikaans||Horing van die Mark|
|Catalan||Banya de la Mark|
|Dutch||Hoorn van het Mark|
|French||Corne de la Mark|
|German||Horn der Mark|
|Spanish||Cuerno de la Mark|