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Eärendil (King of Gondor)

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The name Eärendil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Eärendil (disambiguation).
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Eärendil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron and Sindarin
BirthT.A. 48
RuleT.A. 238 - 324 (86 years)
DeathT.A. 324 (aged 279)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageCemendur
ChildrenAnardil
Physical Description
GenderMale
Eärendil (Q "sea-friend", pron. [ˌe.aˈrendil]; T.A. 48[1]324,[2] aged 276 years) was the fifth King of Gondor, ruling for 86 years, from 238 until his death.

Genealogy

Meneldil
 
 
 
 
Cemendur
 
 
 
 
EÄRENDIL
 
 
 
 
Anardil
 
 
 
 
Ostoher


Other Versions of the Legendarium

In The Peoples of Middle-earth, Section VII "The Heirs of Elendil", it was explained that three manuscripts existed in the textual history of this section. Manuscript A contained the Southern Line of Gondor, and appeared to be the first stage of composition. Manuscript B added the Northern Line, and began as a fair copy of A for the Southern line but became heavily emended. Manuscript B led to Manuscript C, a fine copy (but with later emendations), which led to a final typescript D. In the earlier Manuscripts A and B, Eärendil lived from T.A. 40 to 316 instead of T.A. 48 to 324.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
Eärendil
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 48 Died: T.A. 324
Preceded by:
Cemendur
5th King of Gondor
T.A. 238 - 324
Followed by:
Anardil