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Ecthelion II

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Ecthelion II
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2886
RuleT.A. 2953 - T.A. 2984 (31 years)
DeathT.A. 2984 (aged 98)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageTurgon
ChildrenDenethor II; 2 unnamed daughters[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
Ecthelion II (Third Age 2886[1] – 2984,[2] aged 98 years) was the twenty-fifth Ruling Steward of Gondor. He succeeded his father Turgon at his death in Third Age 2953.

History

Ecthelion was known as a man of wisdom, who encouraged worthy men to enter into his service. One who did so was the stranger Thorongil, who fought for Gondor and severely damaged the Corsairs' fleet at Umbar in a surprise attack. It later transpired that Thorongil was Aragorn Elessar.[3] Gandalf was also a welcome guest in Minas Tirith at the time, and Ecthelion strengthened Pelargir and refortified Cair Andros.[1]

Ecthelion was followed by his son Denethor at his death in 2984.[2]

Etymology

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 206
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
Ecthelion II
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2886 Died: T.A. 2984
Preceded by:
Turgon
25th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2953 - 2984
Followed by:
Denethor II
Ruling Stewards of Gondor
Mardil Voronwë · Eradan · Herion · Belegorn · Húrin I · Túrin I · Hador · Barahir · Dior · Denethor I · Boromir · Cirion · Hallas · Húrin II · Belecthor I · Orodreth · Ecthelion I · Egalmoth · Beren · Beregond · Belecthor II · Thorondir · Túrin II · Turgon · Ecthelion II · Denethor II · Faramir