Tolkien Gateway

Stewards of Gondor

(Difference between revisions)
m (Changed category name)
(Issue resolved on Category:Titles talk page)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{cleanup}}
+
#REDIRECT [[Steward of Gondor]]
'''Steward''' ([[Quenya|Q]]. '''''Arandur''''') was the traditional title of a chief counselor to one of the [[Kings of Gondor]].
+
 
+
==History of the office==
+
King [[Rómendacil I]] established the office of Steward, chosen by the King as a man of high trust and wisdom; Stewards were advanced in years since they were not permitted to go to war or to leave the realm. They were never a member of the [[House of Anárion|Royal House]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, note 53</ref>
+
 
+
The Steward to King [[Minardil]], [[Húrin of Emyn Arnen]], was the founder of the '''[[House of Húrin]]'''.<ref name="Stewards">{{App|Stewards}}</ref> They were of royal [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] blood, but were not descendants of [[Elendil]] in the ruling line.<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, pp. 203 & 218</ref> After the time of Minardil, the Kings established the custom that Stewards are chosen from this House.
+
 
+
During the time of the Steward [[Pelendur]], this title became hereditary, passing the station of counselor from father to son, much like the Kingship.<ref name="Stewards"/>
+
===The [[Ruling Stewards]]===
+
After the death of King [[Eärnur]], who left no heir to the throne of [[Gondor]], the Steward [[Mardil|Mardil Voronwë]] became the first of the Ruling Stewards. Mardil was the first of the Stewards to administer Gondor, and his descendants did so for 25 generations. The Stewards watched over the throne until it could be reclaimed by a true King of Gondor, an heir of Elendil.
+
===[[Reunited Kingdom]]===
+
Soon after the death of Denethor II, [[Aragorn|Aragorn Elessar]] was crowned King. The Steward [[Faramir]], son of Denethor II, surrendered to the King his rod of office, but it was returned to him.<ref name="Steward and King">{{RK|VI5}}</ref> Faramir nominally ruled briefly as Steward until Elessar's coronation, but since Faramir rested in the [[Houses of Healing]], Prince [[Imrahil]] of [[Dol Amroth]] took his place much of that time.<ref>{{RK|Houses}}</ref> Though Faramir became Steward a month and a half before Elessar became King, Faramir is not considered one of the Ruling Stewards. King Elessar confirmed in Faramir and his descendants the office of Steward of Gondor, and granted him in addition the title of [[Prince of Ithilien]], ensuring his line a position as counselor of the King.<ref name="Steward and King"/>
+
 
+
==Etymology==
+
"Steward" in [[Quenya]] was '''''Arandur''''',<ref>{{UT|8}}, p. 313, note 25</ref> literally "king's servant, minister",<ref>{{L|297}}, p. 386</ref> clearly a combination of ''[[aran]]'' ("king") + ''[[-ndur]]'' ("servant").
+
 
+
{{references}}
+
[[Category:Mannish titles]]
+
[[Category:Stewards| ]]
+
[[de:Gondor#Herrscher_von_Gondor]]
+
[[de:Haus Húrin]]
+
[[fi:Gondorin käskynhaltijat]]
+
[[fr:encyclo/personnages/hommes/3a/dunedain/gondoriens/intendants_du_gondor]]
+

Revision as of 02:46, 6 April 2021

  1. REDIRECT Steward of Gondor