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Eärendur (King of Arnor)

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'''Eärendur''' was the tenth and last of the Kings of [[Arnor]], the son of [[Elendur, King of Arnor|Elendur]]. After his death, his three sons divided the kingdom. His eldest son and rightful heir, [[Amlaith]] of [[Fornost]], became the first King of [[Arthedain]].
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|}}'''Eärendur''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 640 - 861, died aged 221) was the son of [[Elendur, King of Arnor|Elendur]], and succeeded his father on his death in T.A. 777. Eärendur's rule was uneventful (as far as we know), but he was the tenth and last [[King of Arnor]] due to dissention amongst his sons.  
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After his death, probably due to jealousy on the part of the two younger sons, his three sons split [[Arnor]] into three separate kingdoms: [[Arthedain]], [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]]. His eldest son and rightful heir, [[Amlaith]] of [[Fornost]], became the first King of [[Arthedain]], and it was through Amlaith and his heirs that the line of Isildur endured whilst the line of kings of Arthedain and Cardolan failed - [[Aragorn II]] was a direct descendent of Amlaith.
 
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== Etymology==
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Eärendur is a [[Quenya]] name meaning "Servant of the Sea", and is a combination of the word ''[[Eär|ëar]]'', meaning "sea", and the suffix ''[[Ndur|-ndur]]'' meaning, "devotion to, friend of". It is unlikely that Eärendur himself was devoted to the sea: it is more likely that he was named after one of the two previous [[Eärendur|Eärendurs]].{{Sequence
 
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Template:Royalty infoboxEärendur (T.A. 640 - 861, died aged 221) was the son of Elendur, and succeeded his father on his death in T.A. 777. Eärendur's rule was uneventful (as far as we know), but he was the tenth and last King of Arnor due to dissention amongst his sons.

After his death, probably due to jealousy on the part of the two younger sons, his three sons split Arnor into three separate kingdoms: Arthedain, Cardolan and Rhudaur. His eldest son and rightful heir, Amlaith of Fornost, became the first King of Arthedain, and it was through Amlaith and his heirs that the line of Isildur endured whilst the line of kings of Arthedain and Cardolan failed - Aragorn II was a direct descendent of Amlaith.

Genealogy

                    Isildur
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                    Elendur
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                    EÄRENDUR
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     Amlaith   Kings of Cardolan   Kings of Rhudaur
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Kings of Arthedain

Etymology

Eärendur is a Quenya name meaning "Servant of the Sea", and is a combination of the word ëar, meaning "sea", and the suffix -ndur meaning, "devotion to, friend of". It is unlikely that Eärendur himself was devoted to the sea: it is more likely that he was named after one of the two previous Eärendurs.

Preceded by:
Elendur
10th King of Arnor
III 777 - 861
Followed by:
Realm Extinct