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House of Húrin

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House of Húrin
Noble House
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General Information
Other namesHouse of the Stewards, Hurinionath
FounderHúrin of Emyn Arnen
LocationsGondor
AffiliationCouncil of Gondor, House of Anárion, later the House of Telcontar
LanguagesWestron, Númenórean Sindarin, Quenya
MembersVorondil, Mardil Voronwë, Denethor II, Boromir, Faramir
Physical Description
RaceDúnedain
Average heightTall
Hair colorDark
Skin colorPale
HeirloomsGreat Horn

The House of Húrin, also known as the Hurinionath,[1] were the descendants of Húrin of Emyn Arnen, the Steward to King Minardil of Gondor.

This ancient family of the Faithful used (beside the Common Speech) the Sindarin tongue after the fashion of Gondor. Their official names (after Mardil Voronwë) were in that tongue and drawn mostly from the ancient legends of the Elder Days.[1]

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[edit] History

Húrin and his House were noted as being of high Númenórean blood,[2] for though the Hurinionath were not in the direct line of descent from Elendil, they were ultimately of royal origin (being kin to Elendil and Anárion themselves), and had kept their blood more pure than most other families in the later ages.[1]

After Húrin's time it became traditional for the Steward to be chosen from among his descendants, and in the time of Vorondil, who succeeded his father Pelendur, the post became hereditary. For this, the House was also known as House of the Stewards.[2] Vorondil's horn became a hereditary heirloom, carried by the heir to the House.

After the loss of Gondor's last King, Eärnur, the Stewards of the House of Húrin took up the rule of the South-kingdom. That was until after the War of the Ring when Faramir, the heir of Denethor II, became Prince of Ithilien and Lord of Emyn Arnen (the lands of the House's patriarch).[2]

[edit] Genealogy

Showing the descendants of Húrin of Emyn Arnen: First the hereditary Stewards of the Kings of Gondor, then the Ruling Stewards, and lastly the Princes of Ithilien (who again served as Stewards to the restored line of Kings). All information in the tree is from Appendix A ("The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"[3] or "The Stewards"[2]) or (mostly for dates of birth) The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil",[1] unless otherwise specified. The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded. A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age. A name preceded by '*' indicates one of the Ruling Stewards; an italicized name denotes a Prince of Ithilien. A dashed line indicates marriage or a line of descent with some members missing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Húrin of Emyn Arnen
Early 1600s
 
 
Two daughters[1]
 
* Túrin I
2165-2278
 
 
 
 
* Húrin II
2515-2628
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Thorondir
2782-2882
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pelendur
1879-1998
 
 
Several
daughters[1]
 
* Hador
2245-2395
 
 
 
 
* Belecthor I
2545-2655
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Túrin II
2815-2914
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vorondil
the Hunter
1919-2029
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Barahir
2290-2412
 
 
* Orodreth
2576-2685
 
Morwen[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Turgon
2855-2953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Mardil Voronwë
1960-2080
 
 
* Dior
2328-2435
Died childless
 
Rían[1]
 
 
* Ecthelion I
2600-2698
Died childless
 
Unnamed
child
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Ecthelion II
2886-2984
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Eradan
1999-2116
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Denethor I
2375-2477
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Egalmoth
2626-2743
 
 
Two daughters[1]
 
* Denethor II
2930-3019
[note 1]
 
Finduilas
2950-2987
[note 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Herion
2037-2148
 
 
Two daughters[1]
 
* Boromir
2410-2489
[note 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Beren
2655-2763
 
 
 
 
Boromir
2978-3019
[note 4]
 
* Faramir
2983-FoA 82
[note 5]
 
Éowyn
of Rohan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Belegorn
2074-2204
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Cirion
2449-2567
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Beregond
2700-2811
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elboron[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Húrin I
2124-2244
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Hallas
2480-2605
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Belecthor II
2752-2872
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barahir[4]
[note 6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Genealogy Notes

  1. Denethor II slew himself during the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
  2. Finduilas withered in the guarded city and died young.
  3. Steward Boromir had received a Morgul-wound in the war to recover Ithilien, became shrunken with pain, and died but twelve years after his father.
  4. Boromir died fighting Orcs near the Falls of Rauros.
  5. Faramir was the last Ruling Steward; after King Elessar was crowned, Faramir became a non-ruling Steward and the Prince of Ithilien.
  6. It is not certain that Barahir was the son of Elboron.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"