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Vidugavia

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Vidugavia
Northman
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rhovanion
LocationRhovanion
Rule13th century, Third Age
Family
ChildrenVidumavi; apparently other children too (considering Marhari is the descendant of Vidugavia)[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Vidugavia

Vidugavia was a prince of the Northmen, self-styled "King of Rhovanion" who ruled the lands between Mirkwood and the River Running.[2]

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[edit] 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.[2]

Vidugavia was apparently the father of other children, since he was also an ancestor of Marhari.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
VIDUGAVIA
unknown
 
 
 
Rómendacil II
1126 - 1366
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
children
unknown
 
Vidumavi
d. 1344
 
Valacar
1194 - 1432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldacar
1255 - 1490
 
 
Marhari
d. 1856
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of
Rohan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] 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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 6