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Eärendur (Lord of Andúnië)

The name Eärendur refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Eärendur (disambiguation).
Eärendur[1]
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Andúnië[1]
LocationAndúnië, Númenor
AffiliationThe Faithful
LanguageQuenya
BirthLate Second Age[1]
Family
HouseHouse of the Lords of Andúnië[1]
SiblingsLindórië[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eärendur (pron. [ˌe.aˈrendur]) was the fifteenth Lord of Andúnië in Númenor[1] in the days of king Ar-Sakalthôr.[2] Eärendur was the brother of Lindórië, who would be the grandmother of the wise King Tar-Palantir.[1][2]

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

[edit] Etymology

Eärendur is a Quenya name. It means "(professional) mariner".[3] As Paul Strack explains, a more literal translation might be "Servant of the Sea". It is a compound of eär ("sea") and -(n)dur ("servant").[4]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Valandil
b. 630
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14th Lord
of Andúnië
 
 
 
Ar-Zimrathôn
2798 - 3033
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EÄRENDUR
unknown
 
Lindórië
unknown
 
Ar-Sakalthôr
2876 - 3102
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16th Lord
of Andúnië
 
Inzilbêth
unknown
 
Ar-Gimilzôr
2960 - 3177
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Númendil
unknown
 
Tar-Palantir
3035 - 3255
 
Gimilkhâd
3044 - 3243


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXIV Tar-Palantir (Ar-Inziladûn
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Note 118 to Letter 297, (dated August 1967)
  4. Paul Strack, "Q. Eärendur m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 October 2021)
Eärendur
House of the Lords of Andúnië
Unknown
eventually Valandil
15th Lord of AndúniëUnknown
eventually Númendil