Memory by Filat

Fingolfin and Rochallor, by Filat

Rochallor was the steed of the Elven-king Fingolfin, in the First Age. He has been described as "a great horse", which might refer to his swiftness or size.[1]


Durring Dagor Bragollach, Fingolfin rode Rochallor directly to the gates of Angband and challenged Morgoth to a duel.[1] Rochallor stayed behind until Fingolfin died of his wounds. He was later assailed by the wolves of Angband and was able to escape due to his great swiftness. When Rochallor arrived in Hithlum, his heart broke and he died.[2]


In Sindarin, roch means "horse".[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part One. The Grey Annals
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  4. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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