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Aerandir

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Aerandir was one of the three mariners (together with Erellont and Falathar) to accompany Eärendil on his voyage to Aman.[1]

Tolkien never specified the race of the three mariners: while it has been suggested that they were Men,[2] others argue that they were Elves.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Aerandir is Sindarin, meaning "Sea-wanderer" (aer + randir).[4]

The name for the character appearing in an early manuscript was Airandir,[5] a form later rejected by Tolkien.[6]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  2. Aerandir at Encyclopedia of Arda (accessed 6 April 2011)
  3. War of the Silmarils (game forum thread; accessed 6 April 2011)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", p. 324
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion", p. 246