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Morwen (daughter of Belecthor)

The name Morwen refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Morwen (disambiguation).
Morwen
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageBelecthor I
SiblingsOrodreth
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Morwen was the daughter of Belecthor I. When her nephew, the Steward Ecthelion I, died childless her grandson Egalmoth became the 18th Ruling Steward.[1]

Morwen was probably named after the daughter of Baragund of the House of Bëor from the First Age.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Húrin II
2515 - 2628
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belecthor I
2545 - 2655
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orodreth
2576 - 2685
 
MORWEN
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecthelion I
2600 - 2698
 
Unknown
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egalmoth
2626 - 2743


[edit] Etymology

Morwen means "Dark Maiden" in Sindarin (from môr, "darkness, dark, night" and gwenn, "maiden").

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p.205