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After the loss of [[Gondor]]'s last King, [[Eärnur]], the Stewards of the House of Húrin [[Ruling Stewards|took up the rule]] of the [[South-kingdom]]. That was until the [[War of the Ring]]. [[Faramir]], the heir of [[Denethor II]] became [[Prince of Ithilien]] and [[Lord of Emyn Arnen]], the lands of the House's patriarch.<ref name="Stewards"/>
 
After the loss of [[Gondor]]'s last King, [[Eärnur]], the Stewards of the House of Húrin [[Ruling Stewards|took up the rule]] of the [[South-kingdom]]. That was until the [[War of the Ring]]. [[Faramir]], the heir of [[Denethor II]] became [[Prince of Ithilien]] and [[Lord of Emyn Arnen]], the lands of the House's patriarch.<ref name="Stewards"/>
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It was customary in the House of Húrin to name sons after legendary figures of the [[First Age]].<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 203</ref>
 
==The Family Tree of the House of Húrin ==
 
==The Family Tree of the House of Húrin ==
 
Showing the descendants of Húrin of Emyn Arnen:  First the hereditary Stewards of the Kings of Gondor, then the Ruling Stewards, and lastly the Princes of Ithilien (who again served as Stewards to the restored line of Kings).  All information in the tree is from Appendix A ("The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"<ref>{{App|South}}</ref> or "The Stewards"<ref name="Stewards"/>) or (mostly for dates of birth) ''The Peoples of Middle-earth'', "The Heirs of Elendil",<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> unless otherwise specified.  The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded.  A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age.  A name preceded by '*' indicates one of the Ruling Stewards; an ''italicized'' name  denotes a [[Prince of Ithilien]].  A dashed line indicates marriage or a line of descent with some members missing.
 
Showing the descendants of Húrin of Emyn Arnen:  First the hereditary Stewards of the Kings of Gondor, then the Ruling Stewards, and lastly the Princes of Ithilien (who again served as Stewards to the restored line of Kings).  All information in the tree is from Appendix A ("The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"<ref>{{App|South}}</ref> or "The Stewards"<ref name="Stewards"/>) or (mostly for dates of birth) ''The Peoples of Middle-earth'', "The Heirs of Elendil",<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> unless otherwise specified.  The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded.  A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age.  A name preceded by '*' indicates one of the Ruling Stewards; an ''italicized'' name  denotes a [[Prince of Ithilien]].  A dashed line indicates marriage or a line of descent with some members missing.

Latest revision as of 21:24, 13 November 2013

The name Húrin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Húrin (disambiguation).

The House of Húrin were the descendants of Húrin of Emyn Arnen, the Steward to King Minardil of Gondor. For this the House was also known as House of the Stewards. Húrin and his House were noted as being of high Númenórean blood, but they were not members of the Royal House of Gondor itself.[1]

After Húrin's time it became traditional for the Steward to be chosen from among his descendants, and in the time of Vorondil who succeeded his father, the Steward Pelendur, the post became hereditary. Vorondil's horn became a hereditary heirloom, carried by the heir.

After the loss of Gondor's last King, Eärnur, the Stewards of the House of Húrin took up the rule of the South-kingdom. That was until the War of the Ring. Faramir, the heir of Denethor II became Prince of Ithilien and Lord of Emyn Arnen, the lands of the House's patriarch.[1]

It was customary in the House of Húrin to name sons after legendary figures of the First Age.[2]

[edit] The Family Tree of the House of Húrin

Showing the descendants of Húrin of Emyn Arnen: First the hereditary Stewards of the Kings of Gondor, then the Ruling Stewards, and lastly the Princes of Ithilien (who again served as Stewards to the restored line of Kings). All information in the tree is from Appendix A ("The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"[3] or "The Stewards"[1]) or (mostly for dates of birth) The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil",[4] unless otherwise specified. The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded. A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age. A name preceded by '*' indicates one of the Ruling Stewards; an italicized name denotes a Prince of Ithilien. A dashed line indicates marriage or a line of descent with some members missing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Húrin of Emyn Arnen
Early 1600s
 
 
Two daughters[5]
 
* Túrin I
2165-2278
 
 
 
 
* Húrin II
2515-2628
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Thorondir
2782-2882
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pelendur
1879-1998
 
 
Several
daughters[5]
 
* Hador
2245-2395
 
 
 
 
* Belecthor I
2545-2655
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Túrin II
2815-2914
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vorondil
the Hunter
1919-2029
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Barahir
2290-2412
 
 
* Orodreth
2576-2685
 
Morwen[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Turgon
2855-2953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Mardil Voronwë
1960-2080
 
 
* Dior
2328-2435
Died childless
 
Rían[5]
 
 
* Ecthelion I
2600-2698
Died childless
 
Unnamed
child
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Ecthelion II
2886-2984
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Eradan
1999-2116
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Denethor I
2375-2477
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Egalmoth
2626-2743
 
 
Two daughters[7]
 
* Denethor II
2930-3019
[note 1]
 
Finduilas
2950-2987
[note 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Herion
2037-2148
 
 
Two daughters[6]
 
* Boromir
2410-2489
[note 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Beren
2655-2763
 
 
 
 
Boromir
2978-3019
[note 4]
 
* Faramir
2983-FoA 82
[note 5]
 
Éowyn
of Rohan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Belegorn
2074-2204
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Cirion
2449-2567
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Beregond
2700-2811
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elboron[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Húrin I
2124-2244
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Hallas
2480-2605
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Belecthor II
2752-2872
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barahir[9]
[note 6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Family Tree Notes

  1. Denethor II slew himself during the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
  2. Finduilas withered in the guarded city and died young.
  3. Steward Boromir had received a Morgul-wound in the war to recover Ithilien, became shrunken with pain, and died but twelve years after his father.
  4. Boromir died fighting Orcs near the Falls of Rauros.
  5. Faramir was the last Ruling Steward; after King Elessar was crowned, Faramir became a non-ruling Steward and the Prince of Ithilien.
  6. It is not certain that Barahir was the son of Elboron.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 203
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 205
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 206
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 221
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"