The wisdom of Rohan is not book-knowledge but oral heritage, primarily expressed in Anglo-Saxon meadhall traditions of story and song. This makes the Rohirrim keenly aware of, and emotionally close to, their forebears. Other forms of commemoration abound – wood-carvings, shield and banner emblems, and burial mounds covered in simbelmynë, the ‘evermind’ flower of remembrance – but it is singing that primarily keeps history at the Horse-lords’ fingertips.
From Chapter 8 - 'The Rohirrim'
To be published by Oloris Publishing on 18th November