Men of the Vales of Anduin
The Men of the Vales of Anduin are peoples of [[Men] who lived to the north from Gondor and acknowledged its authority when the South-Kingdom reached the summit of its power in the days of king Hyarmendacil in the twelfth century T.A.
At least, as Northmen, they most probably descended from the Edain of the First Age like most of the Men of the northern parts of the Westlands. It seems that the Men of the Vales of Anduin were ancestors of the Éothéod, who, coming from the vales of Anduin between the Carrock and the Gladden, moved to the regions near the sources of Anduin during the reign of the king Eärnil II in the 21th century T.A.
 See also
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Men".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"; J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation". The influence is detectable at least in the Hobbit personal names and in the names of the months of the Shire Calendar.