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'''Vidugavia''' was a prince of the [[Northmen]], self-styled "[[King of Rhovanion]]" who ruled the lands between [[Mirkwood]] and the River [[Running]].<ref name="gondor">{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
'''Vidugavia''' was a prince of the [[Northmen]], self-styled "[[King of Rhovanion]]" who ruled the lands between [[Mirkwood]] and the River [[Running]].
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==History==
 
==History==
He was the ally of [[Gondor]]'s King [[Rómendacil II]], and helped him to his victory against the [[Easterlings]] in [[Third Age 1248]].
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He was the ally of [[Gondor]]'s King [[Rómendacil II]], and helped him to his victory against the [[Easterlings]] in {{TA|1248}}.  He also received Rómendacil's son [[Valacar]] into his court as ambassador in {{TA|1250|n}}. Valacar would eventually wed Vidugavia's own daughter, [[Vidumavi]].<ref name="gondor"/>
  
He also received Rómendacil's son [[Valacar]] into his court as ambassador. Valacar would eventually wed Vidugavia's own daughter, [[Vidumavi]].
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Vidugavia was apparently the father of other children, since he was also an ancestor of [[Marhari]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, Note 5</ref>
 
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Vidugavia was apparently the father of other children, since he was also an ancestor of [[Marhari]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Widugawja'' is a [[Gothic]] name meaning 'Wood-lord'. In Germanic literature, it has been a name used for [[Wikipedia:Wayland Smith|Wayland Smith]].
 
''Widugawja'' is a [[Gothic]] name meaning 'Wood-lord'. In Germanic literature, it has been a name used for [[Wikipedia:Wayland Smith|Wayland Smith]].
 
 
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Vidugavia
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Vidugavia was a prince of the Northmen, self-styled "King of Rhovanion" who ruled the lands between Mirkwood and the River Running.[1]

History

He was the ally of Gondor's King Rómendacil II, and helped him to his victory against the Easterlings in T.A. 1248. He also received Rómendacil's son Valacar into his court as ambassador in 1250. Valacar would eventually wed Vidugavia's own daughter, Vidumavi.[1]

Vidugavia was apparently the father of other children, since he was also an ancestor of Marhari.[2]

Etymology

Widugawja is a Gothic name meaning 'Wood-lord'. In Germanic literature, it has been a name used for Wayland Smith.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 5