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Aerandir

Aerandir was one of the three mariners (together with Erellont and Falathar) to accompany Eärendil on his voyage to Aman.[1][note 1]

[edit] Etymology

Aerandir is Sindarin, meaning "Sea-wanderer" (aer + randir).[2]

The name for the character appearing in an early manuscript was Airandir,[3] a form later rejected by Tolkien.[4]

Notes

  1. Tolkien never specified the race of the three mariners, thus only speculation can be made whether they were Men (cf. Encyclopedia of Arda) or Elves (cf. this game forum thread)

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", p. 324
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion", p. 246