Meaning: valiant, stout, firm
Location(s): Éothéod (near the sources of the Anduin)
Title(s): Lord of the Éothéod
Dates: III late 1900's, possibly early 2000's
Many lords and warriors ... are named in the songs of Rohan that still remember the North. ... Of [Frumgar's] son, Fram, they tell that he slew Scatha, the great dragon of Ered Mithrin, and the land had peace from the long-worms afterwards. Thus Fram won great wealth, but was at feud with the Dwarves, who claimed the hoard of Scatha. Fram would not yield them a penny, and sent to them instead the teeth of Scatha made into a necklace, saying: "Jewels such as these you will not match in your treasuries, for they are hard to come by." Some say that the Dwarves slew Fram for this insult. There was no great love between Éothéod and the Dwarves.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl
Then Éowyn gave to Merry an ancient horn, small but cunningly wrought all of fair silver with a baldric of green....
'This is an heirloom of our house,' said Éowyn. 'It was made by the Dwarves, and came from the hoard of Scatha the Worm. Eorl the Young brought it from the North.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, Many Partings
Elena Tiriel 9Oct05