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Eärendil (King of Gondor)

The name Eärendil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Eärendil (disambiguation).
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Eärendil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron and Sindarin
BirthT.A. 48
RuleT.A. 238 - 324 (86 years)
DeathT.A. 324 (aged 276)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageCemendur
ChildrenAnardil
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Eärendil
Eärendil (Q "sea-friend", pron. [ˌe.aˈrendil]; T.A. 48[1]324,[2] aged 276 years) was the fifth King of Gondor, ruling for 86 years, from 238 until his death.

[edit] Genealogy

Meneldil
S.A. 3318 - T.A. 158
 
 
 
 
Cemendur
S.A. 3399 - T.A. 238
 
 
 
 
EÄRENDIL
T.A. 48 - 324
 
 
 
 
Anardil
T.A. 136 - 411
 
 
 
 
Ostoher
T.A. 222 - 492


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In The Peoples of Middle-earth, Section VII "The Heirs of Elendil", it was explained that three manuscripts existed in the textual history of this section. Manuscript A contained the Southern Line of Gondor, and appeared to be the first stage of composition. Manuscript B added the Northern Line, and began as a fair copy of A for the Southern line but became heavily emended. Manuscript B led to Manuscript C, a fine copy (but with later emendations), which led to a final typescript D. In the earlier Manuscripts A and B, Eärendil lived from T.A. 40 to 316 instead of T.A. 48 to 324.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
Eärendil
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 48 Died: T.A. 324
Preceded by:
Cemendur
5th King of Gondor
T.A. 238 - 324
Followed by:
Anardil