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'''Vidugavia''' was a prince of the [[Northmen]] who ruled the lands between [[Mirkwood]] and the River [[Running]]. He was the ally of [[Gondor]]'s King [[Rómendacil II]], and 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 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>
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==History==
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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"/>
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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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== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree|OTH| |VID|y|VAL|OTH=Other children|VID=[[Vidumavi]]|VAL=[[Valacar]]}}
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{{familytree | MAR || | | VIN| | | |MAR=[[Marhari]]|VIN=[[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]]}}
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Widugawja is a Gothic name meaning 'Wood-lord'. In Germanic literature, it has been the name of [[Wikipedia:Wayland Smith|Wayland Smith]].
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''Widugawja'' is a [[Gothic]] name meaning 'Wood-lord'.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, Note 6</ref> In Germanic literature, it has been a name used for [[Wikipedia:Wayland Smith|Wayland Smith]].
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Revision as of 21:05, 14 October 2012

Art by Liz Danforth
Vidugavia
Man
Biographical Information
BirthThird Age
DeathThird Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Vidugavia was a prince of the Northmen, self-styled "King of Rhovanion" who ruled the lands between Mirkwood and the River Running.[1]

Contents

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]

Genealogy

 
 
VIDUGAVIA
 
 
 
Rómendacil II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other children
 
Vidumavi
 
Valacar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marhari
 
 
Eldacar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Rohan
 
 
 
 
 


Etymology

Widugawja is a Gothic name meaning 'Wood-lord'.[3] 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
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 6