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'''Voronwë''' was a mariner of [[Gondolin]], sent by King [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]] to seek a passage to [[Aman]] and call on the [[Valar]] for aid against [[Morgoth]]. He failed, and was washed ashore in [[Nevrast]], where he encountered [[Tuor]] and led him back as messenger of [[Ulmo]] to the city of Gondolin.  During the [[Fall of Gondolin]] he was ordered by Tuor to guard [[Idril]]. He escaped the sack, and some accounts say that he sailed with [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] on his voyages.
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}}'''Voronwë Aranwion''' was a mariner of [[Gondolin]].
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==History==
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Voronwë was related to  the [[House of Fingolfin]] through his father, [[Aranwë]], a nobleman of Gondolin and to Círdan himself through his mother, who was one of the [[Sindar]] Elves of [[Falas]].
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He was sent by King [[Turgon]] to seek a passage to [[Aman]] and call on the [[Valar]] for aid against [[Morgoth]]. He delayed on the road, spending too much time in [[Nan-tathren]] and because of this he was the final one to embark on the last ship that [[Círdan|Círdan The Shipwright]], at the request of Turgon, had built for them. After sailing for seven years without reaching the lands in the West, he was washed ashore in [[Nevrast]], where he encountered [[Tuor]] and led him back as messenger of [[Ulmo]] to the city of Gondolin.  During the [[Fall of Gondolin]] he was ordered by Tuor to guard [[Idril]]. He escaped the sack, and some accounts say that he sailed with [[Eärendil]] on his voyages.<ref name="UT">{{UT|Tuor}}</ref>
  
 
== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
 
== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
The [[Gnomish]] form of his name was '''[[Bronweg]]''', who was also another character in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien's]] [[legendarium]].
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In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]'' the [[Noldorin]] form of his name is given as '''[[Bronweg]]'''. As in later works he is the guide of Tuor, but also the father of [[Littleheart]] &ndash; a figure that does not recur elsewhere.<ref name="LT2Gondolin">{{LT2|III}}</ref>
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Revision as of 12:23, 4 November 2012

This article is about the Elf of Gondolin. For the first Ruling Steward of Gondor, see Mardil Voronwë.
Edward Johnson - Voronwe.jpg
Voronwë
Noldo
Biographical Information
Other namesBronweg
PositionMariner
LocationNevrast,
Gondolin
AffiliationHouse of Fingolfin, Tuor
BirthF.A.
Nevrast
Family
ParentageAranwë
Physical Description
GenderMale
Eye colorSea-grey[1]
ClothingElven-mail with a great cloak[1]
WeaponryShort sword[1]
Voronwë Aranwion was a mariner of Gondolin.

History

Voronwë was related to the House of Fingolfin through his father, Aranwë, a nobleman of Gondolin and to Círdan himself through his mother, who was one of the Sindar Elves of Falas.

He was sent by King Turgon to seek a passage to Aman and call on the Valar for aid against Morgoth. He delayed on the road, spending too much time in Nan-tathren and because of this he was the final one to embark on the last ship that Círdan The Shipwright, at the request of Turgon, had built for them. After sailing for seven years without reaching the lands in the West, he was washed ashore in Nevrast, where he encountered Tuor and led him back as messenger of Ulmo to the city of Gondolin. During the Fall of Gondolin he was ordered by Tuor to guard Idril. He escaped the sack, and some accounts say that he sailed with Eärendil on his voyages.[1]

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales the Noldorin form of his name is given as Bronweg. As in later works he is the guide of Tuor, but also the father of Littleheart – a figure that does not recur elsewhere.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"