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{{men infobox
 
{{men infobox
| name=Ælfwine
 
 
| image=[[File:Henning Janssen - Awaiting Ælfwine.jpg|250px]]
 
| image=[[File:Henning Janssen - Awaiting Ælfwine.jpg|250px]]
| caption="Awaiting Ælfwine" by [[Henning Janssen]]
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| name=Ælfwine
 
| pronun=
 
| pronun=
| othernames=[[Eriol]]
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| othernames=[[Eriol]] (in earlier writings)
 
| titles=
 
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| position=Sailor, minstrel
 
| position=Sailor, minstrel
 
| location=[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England England]; [[Tol Eressëa]]
 
| location=[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England England]; [[Tol Eressëa]]
 
| affiliation=
 
| affiliation=
| language=[[Old English]]; [[Welsh]]; [[Quenya]] or [[Sindarin]]
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| language=[[Old English]]; [[Welsh]]; [[Quenya]]
 
| birth=[[869 AD]]
 
| birth=[[869 AD]]
 
| birthlocation=[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England England]
 
| birthlocation=[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England England]
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| notablefor=being the first person in millennia to find the [[Straight Road]]
 
| notablefor=being the first person in millennia to find the [[Straight Road]]
 
| house=
 
| house=
| parentage=[[Éadwine]]</br>descendant of [[Eärendil]]
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| parentage=[[Éadwine]]</br>''descendant of [[Eärendil]]''
 
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| gender=Male
 
| gender=Male
| height=Tall
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==History==
 
==History==
Ælfwine son of [[Éadwine]] son of [[Óswine]] was born an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxon] around [[869 AD]], living in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain Britain] during the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_century 10th century]. When Ælfwine was nine years old, his father sailed off with his ship [[Éarendel]] and never returned.<ref> J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), [[Sauron Defeated]], "The Notion Club Papers, The Notion Club Papers Part Two"</ref>
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Ælfwine son of [[Éadwine]], son of [[Óswine]] was born around [[869 AD]]. An [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxon], living in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain Britain] during the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_century 10th century]. When Ælfwine was nine years old, his father sailed off with his ship [[Éarendel]] and never returned.<ref> J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), [[Sauron Defeated]], "The Notion Club Papers, The Notion Club Papers Part Two"</ref>
  
 
Because of the attacks of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danes Danes], his mother fled with him from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset Somerset], where they lived, to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Wales West Wales], where she had her kindred.
 
Because of the attacks of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danes Danes], his mother fled with him from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset Somerset], where they lived, to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Wales West Wales], where she had her kindred.
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He was a long way descendant of [[Eärendil]], and had, like all of Eärendil's descendants, sea-longing in his blood.<ref>{{LT2|VI}}</ref> He was a sailor and a minstrel.  
 
He was a long way descendant of [[Eärendil]], and had, like all of Eärendil's descendants, sea-longing in his blood.<ref>{{LT2|VI}}</ref> He was a sailor and a minstrel.  
  
Having grown up to full manhood and learned the [[Welsh|Welsh language]] and much sea-craft he returned to Somerset to serve the King [[Éadweard]]'s [[thain#Etymology|thegn]] [[Odda]] in the wars. In the service of Odda he sailed and visited both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales Wales] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland Ireland] many times. On his journeys he always sought tales of the sea, and thus came to hear the Irish legends of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1el_D%C3%BAin Maelduin] and [[Saint Brendan]], who both set out to sea, and came to "many islands in succession, where they encountered marvel upon marvel".<ref>{{HM|LR}}</ref> He heard also of a great land in the west which had been cast down. The survivors of the disaster had settled on Ireland and dwindled there; and the successors of these men all had the sea-longing in their blood, so that many sailed off west and never returned. Ælfwine thought he might be one of these descendants.
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Having grown up to full manhood and learned the [[Welsh|Welsh language]] and much sea-craft he returned to Somerset to serve the King [[Wikipedia:Edward the Elder|Eadweard]]'s [[thain#Etymology|thegn]] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odda,_Ealdorman_of_Devon Odda] in the wars. In the service of Odda he sailed and visited both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales Wales] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland Ireland] many times. On his journeys he always sought tales of the sea, and thus came to hear the Irish legends of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1el_D%C3%BAin Maelduin] and [[Saint Brendan]], who both set out to sea, and came to "many islands in succession, where they encountered marvel upon marvel".<ref>{{HM|LR}}</ref> He heard also of a great land in the west which had been cast down. The survivors of the disaster had settled on Ireland and dwindled there; and the successors of these men all had the sea-longing in their blood, so that many sailed off west and never returned. Ælfwine thought he might be one of these descendants.
  
 
Around the year [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/915 915], in autumn, the Danes attacked [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porlock Porlock]. They were at first driven off and Ælfwine's company managed to capture a Danish [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knarr cnearr] at night. At dawn Ælfwine told to his closest friend, [[Tréowine]], he intended to sail off westward, perhaps to the country of the legendary king [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sceafa Sheaf]. Tréowine agreed to accompany him at least as far as to Ireland. They got two other companions: [[Ceola]] of Somerset and [[Geraint]] of West Wales.
 
Around the year [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/915 915], in autumn, the Danes attacked [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porlock Porlock]. They were at first driven off and Ælfwine's company managed to capture a Danish [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knarr cnearr] at night. At dawn Ælfwine told to his closest friend, [[Tréowine]], he intended to sail off westward, perhaps to the country of the legendary king [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sceafa Sheaf]. Tréowine agreed to accompany him at least as far as to Ireland. They got two other companions: [[Ceola]] of Somerset and [[Geraint]] of West Wales.
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*[[Dírhaval]]
 
*[[Dírhaval]]
 
*[[Findegil]]
 
*[[Findegil]]
*[[Alwin Arundel Lowdham]]
 
*[[Alboin|Alboin Errol]]
 
  
 
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