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Eärendur (King of Arnor)

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'''Eärendur''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˌe.aˈrendur]}}; {{TA|640}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 193</ref> - {{TA|861}},<ref name="North">{{App|North}}</ref> died aged 221) was the tenth and last [[King of Arnor]].
 
'''Eärendur''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˌe.aˈrendur]}}; {{TA|640}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 193</ref> - {{TA|861}},<ref name="North">{{App|North}}</ref> died aged 221) was the tenth and last [[King of Arnor]].
  
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Latest revision as of 12:02, 17 July 2015

The name Eärendur refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Eärendur (disambiguation).
Eärendur
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 640
RuleT.A. 777 - 861
DeathT.A. 861 (aged 221)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageElendur
ChildrenAmlaith, 1st King of Rhudaur, 1st King of Cardolan
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eärendur (Q, pron. [ˌe.aˈrendur]; T.A. 640[1] - T.A. 861,[2] died aged 221) was the tenth and last King of Arnor.

[edit] History

Eärendur succeeded his father Elendur on his death in T.A. 777. Eärendur's rule was uneventful, but he was the tenth and last King of Arnor due to dissension amongst his sons.

After his death in 861, 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 Rhudaur and Cardolan failed - Aragorn II was a direct descendent of Amlaith, and it wasn't until Aragorn became king that Arnor was finally reunified.[3]

[edit] 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.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Valandur
462 - 652
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendur
552 - 777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EÄRENDUR
640 - 861
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amlaith
726 - 946
 
Kings of
Cardolan
 
Kings of
Rhudaur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beleg
811 - 1029
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of
Arthedain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
Eärendur
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 640 Died: T.A. 861
Preceded by:
Elendur
8th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 777 - 861
Followed by:
Amlaith
10th King of Arnor
T.A. 777 - 861
None
Amlaith, as King of Arthedain