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Belecthor I

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This article is about the fifteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor. For the the twenty-first Steward, see Belecthor II.
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2545
RuleT.A. 2628 - 2655 (27 years)
DeathT.A. 2655 (aged 105)
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageHúrin II
ChildrenMorwen and Orodreth
Physical Description

Belecthor I (Third Age 25452655, aged 110 years) was the fifteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.


Belecthor succeeded his father Húrin II at his death in Third Age 2628.[1] The Corsairs of Umbar were the major threat to Gondor at the time, although no major events are recorded.

Belecthor had two children: Morwen[2] and Orodreth.

He was followed by his son Orodreth at his death in 2655.[1]


Belecthor could be composed of the words beleg and thor therefore meaning "mighty eagle".[source?]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
Belecthor I
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2545 Died: T.A. 2655
Preceded by:
Húrin II
15th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 26282655
Followed by: