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Eradan

This article is about the steward of Gondor. For the main character of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, see Eradan (video game character).
Eradan
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 1999
RuleT.A. 2080 - 2116 (36 years)
DeathT.A. 2116 (aged 117)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageMardil Voronwë
ChildrenHerion
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eradan (Third Age 1999[1]2116,[2] aged 117 years) was the second Ruling Steward of Gondor.

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[edit] History

Eradan was the heir to Mardil Voronwë, the first Steward to rule in Gondor. Unlike his ancestors, he and his descendants took a Sindarin name. He ruled for thirty-six years and was succeeded by his son Herion.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Eradan is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack and David Salo suggest it means "single man" and is a compound of er ("one", "alone") and adan ("man" [as a race]).[3][4]

[edit] Genealogy

Vorondil
1919 - 2029
 
 
 
 
Mardil Voronwë
1960 - 2080
 
 
 
 
ERADAN
1999 - 2116
 
 
 
 
Herion
2037 - 2148
 
 
 
 
Belegorn
2074 - 2204


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Eradan m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  4. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 348
Eradan
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 1999 Died: T.A. 2116
Preceded by:
Mardil Voronwë
2nd Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2080 - 2116
Followed by:
Herion