From the blog Into the West:
Éowyn. Daughter of Théodwyn and sister to Éomer, Éowyn
was a woman who longed for battle and despised being sequestered to the
“cage” that was her life. In the end it was her heroism in battle that
defeated the Witch-King, where she proclaimed, “Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you.“ After her victory, she would eventually devote herself to “be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.” Éowyn
reflects that power of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who crushed the head of
the serpent and is called the “Terror of Demons;” for when called upon,
demons fly away from the sound of her name. Éowyn also reflects that
healing power of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is called the “Health of
the Sick,” “Comfort of the Afflicted” and “Help of Christians.”
Eowyn's my favorite character, so you'll have to head over to the blog to read the rest.
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