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Orodreth (Steward of Gondor)

Orodreth
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2576
RuleT.A. 2655 - 2685 (30 years)
DeathT.A. 2685 (aged 109)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageBelecthor I
SiblingsMorwen
ChildrenEcthelion I
Physical Description
GenderMale
Orodreth (Third Age 2576[1]2685,[2] aged 109 years) was the sixteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

[edit] History

Orodreth was the son of Belecthor I. As many of the Ruling Stewards were named after legendary figures of the First Age[3] Orodreth was named after the Elf-lord of Nargothrond.

Upon the death of his father in T.A. 2655, he succeeded him as the Ruling Steward. He ruled during an apparently peaceful and uneventful period for he Kingdom. He had one son, Ecthelion, who succeeded him.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Húrin II
2515 - 2628
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belecthor I
2545 - 2655
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORODRETH
2576 - 2685
 
Morwen
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecthelion I
2600 - 2698
 
Unknown
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egalmoth
2626 - 2743


[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 205
  2. 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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 203
Orodreth
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2576 Died: T.A. 2685
Preceded by:
Belecthor I
16th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2655 - 2685
Followed by:
Ecthelion I
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