Eärendur (King of Arnor)
Template:Royalty infoboxEärendur (Q "sea-servant", pron. [ˌe.aˈrendur]; 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.
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.
Isildur : : : Elendur | | EÄRENDUR | ______________|__________________ | | | | | | Amlaith Kings of Cardolan Kings of Rhudaur | | Kings of Arthedain
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.
|10th King of Arnor
Amlaith of Arthedain