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{{disambig-two|the Elf of Gondolin|first [[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]]|[[Mardil|Mardil Voronwë]]}}
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}}'''Voronwë Aranwion''' was a mariner of [[Gondolin]].
 
}}'''Voronwë Aranwion''' was a mariner of [[Gondolin]].
  
==History==
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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]].
  
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, tarrying 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, his ship attempted to return to Middle-Earth defeated.  In a storm within sight of the coast the ship was wrecked and all save him were drowned.  By the grace of Ulmo, Voronwë was saved from the wreck and washed ashore in [[Nevrast]], near [[Vinyamar]]. He was sitting at its wall when he encountered [[Tuor]] and heard his story as the messenger of Ulmo and led him back to Gondolin.<ref>{{S|Tuor}}</ref>
  
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>
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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>
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== Genealogy ==
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Latest revision as of 11:31, 25 January 2017

The name Voronwë refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Voronwë (disambiguation).
Voronwë
Noldo
Kimberly - Voronwe.jpg
"Voronwe" by Kimberly
Biographical Information
Other namesBronweg
PositionMariner
LocationNevrast,
Gondolin
AffiliationHouse of Fingolfin, Tuor
BirthF.A.
Nevrast
Family
ParentageAranwë and a kinswoman of Círdan
Physical Description
GenderMale
Eye colorSea-grey[1]
ClothingElven-mail with a great cloak[1]
WeaponryShort sword[1]
GalleryImages of Voronwë
Voronwë Aranwion was a mariner of Gondolin.

Contents

[edit] 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, tarrying 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, his ship attempted to return to Middle-Earth defeated. In a storm within sight of the coast the ship was wrecked and all save him were drowned. By the grace of Ulmo, Voronwë was saved from the wreck and washed ashore in Nevrast, near Vinyamar. He was sitting at its wall when he encountered Tuor and heard his story as the messenger of Ulmo and led him back to Gondolin.[2]

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]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranwë
b. F.A.
 
unknown mother
 
Círdan
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VORONWË
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] 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.[3]

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 Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"