Born in the year 2995 of the Third Age, Éowyn was the niece of King Théoden. During the War of the Ring, she was left to be the leader of those who were to flee to Dunharrow, during the Battle of Helms Deep. It was just before that battle, when Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn, joined the host of the Eorlingas, led by King Théoden and Éomer, her brother, that she met Aragorn, and she loved him from the first sight. On their return to Dunharrow, en route to the Paths of the Dead, Éowyn begged to be allowed to join the Grey Company for that journey. Aragorn did not accept and Éowyn rode in disguise with the host of the Rohirrim under the name of Dernhelm. It was as a Knight of the Riddermark, that she carried Merry into the Battle of the Pelennor Fields where with his aid, she slew the Lord of the Nazgûl, Witch-King of Angmar. She was healed of the injuries caused to her in that act by Aragorn, and later married Faramir, Prince of Ithilien. She was ever after known as the Lady of the Shield Arm for that arm had been broken by the mace of the Witch-King.

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