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Eärendur (Lord of Andúnië)

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(For other characters, see Eärendur (disambiguation))

Eärendur
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesLord of Andúnië
LanguageQuenya
BirthLate Second Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eärendur was the fifteenth Lord of Andúnië in Númenor and lived during the reign of King Ar-Sakalthôr. He was a leader of the Faithful during the time when the King's Men were growing in influence. Eärendur was the brother of Lindórië, who would be the grandmother of the wise King Tar-Palantir.

As Lord of Andúnië, Eärendur was also the ancestor of the Kings of the Gondor and Arnor in Middle-earth. Aragorn II was his direct descendant through no less than forty-four generations.

Etymology

Eärendur means "Servant of the Sea" in Quenya (from eär , "sea" and -ndur, meaning "servant").

Genealogy

        Valandil
           :
           :
           :
      _____:_____
     |           |
     |           |
  EÄRENDUR   Lindórië    Ar-Sakalthôr
     :           |            |
     :           |            |
     :        Inzilbêth = Ar-Gimilzôr
     :                  |
     :                  |
  Númendil        Tar-Palantir

Preceded by:
Unknown,
eventually Valandil
15th Lord of Andúnië
II ???? – ????
Followed by:
Unknown,
eventually Númendil