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Morwen (daughter of Belecthor)

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The name Morwen refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Morwen (disambiguation).
Morwen
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageBelecthor I
SiblingsOrodreth
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Morwen was the daughter of Belecthor I. When her nephew, the Steward Ecthelion I, died childless her grandson Egalmoth became the 18th Ruling Steward.[1]

Morwen was probably named after the daughter of Baragund of the House of Bëor from the First Age.

Etymology

Morwen means "Dark Maiden" in Sindarin (from môr, "darkness, dark, night" and gwenn, "maiden").

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p.205