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Horn of Boromir

Type: Artifacts

Description:“‘Loud and clear it sounds in the valleys of the hills,’ he said, ‘and then let all the foes of Gondor flee.’”

The Ring Goes South, pg. 364, LotR: FotR

“‘You remember well, and as one who has in truth seen him,’ said Faramir. ‘Then maybe you can see it in your mind’s eyes: a great horn of the wild ox of the East, bound with silver, and written with ancient characters. That horn the eldest son of our house has borne for many generations; and it is 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.’”

The Window on the West, pg. 341, LotR: TTT

“In each hand he held up one half of a great horn cloven through the middle: a wild-ox horn bound with silver.

‘That is the horn that Boromir always wore!’ cried Pippin.

‘Verily,’ said Denethor. ‘And in my turn I bore it, and so did each eldest son of our house, far back into the vanished years before the failing of the kings, since Vorondil father of Mardil hunted the wild kine of Araw in the far fields of Rhûn. I heard it blowing dim upon the northern marches thirteen days ago, and the River brought it to me, broken: it will wind no more.’”

Minas Tirith, pg. 25-26, LotR: RotK

Vorondil. born 1919 ... died 2029.... [Added: Vorondil was a great hunter and he made a great horn out of the horn of the wild oxen of Araw*, which then still roamed near the Sea of Rhûn.]

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Ruling Stewards of Gondor

[* Araw is a name of Oromë the Vala.]

Contributors: Still Anonymous, 02/27/04
added quote: Elena Tiriel 18Jun04

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