Eradan

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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.

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]

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]

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


The Southern Line and the Heirs of Anárion
Kings of Gondor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) and Anárion (S.A. 3320 - 3440) · Meneldil (T.A. 2 - 158) · Cemendur (158 - 238) · Eärendil (238 - 324) · Anardil (324 - 411) · Ostoher (411 - 492) · Rómendacil I (492 - 541) · Turambar (541 - 667) · Atanatar I (667 - 748) · Siriondil (748 - 830) · Tarannon Falastur (830 - 913) · Eärnil I (913 - 936) · Ciryandil (936 - 1015) · Hyarmendacil I (1015 - 1149) · Atanatar II Alcarin (1149 - 1226) · Narmacil I (1226 - 1294) · Calmacil (1294 - 1304) · Rómendacil II (1304 - 1366) · Valacar (1366 - 1432) · Eldacar (1432 - 1437) · Castamir the Usurper (1437 - 1447) · Eldacar restored (1447 - 1490) · Aldamir (1490 - 1540) · Hyarmendacil II (1540 - 1621) · Minardil (1621 - 1634) · Telemnar (1634 - 1636) · Tarondor (1636 - 1798) · Telumehtar Umbardacil (1798 - 1850) · Narmacil II (1850 - 1856) · Calimehtar (1856 - 1936) · Ondoher (1936 - 1944) · Eärnil II (1945 - 2043) · Eärnur (2043 - 2050)
Stewards of Gondor: Húrin of Emyn Arnen (c. T.A. 1630s) · Pelendur (before T.A. 1944 - 1998) · Vorondil (1998 - 2029) · Mardil Voronwë (2029 - 2080) · Eradan (2080 - 2116) · Herion (2116 - 2148) · Belegorn (2148 - 2204) · Húrin I (2204 - 2244) · Túrin I (2244 - 2278) · Hador (2278 - 2395) · Barahir (2395 - 2412) · Dior (2412 - 2435) · Denethor I (2435 - 2477) · Boromir (2477 - 2489) · Cirion (2489 - 2567) · Hallas (2567 - 2605) · Húrin II (2605 - 2628) · Belecthor I (2628 - 2655) · Orodreth (2655 - 2685) · Ecthelion I (2685 - 2698) · Egalmoth (2698 - 2743) · Beren (2743 - 2763) · Beregond (2763 - 2811) · Belecthor II (2811 - 2872) · Thorondir (2872 - 2882) · Túrin II (2882 - 2914) · Turgon (2914 - 2953) · Ecthelion II (2953 - 2984) · Denethor II (2984 - 3019) · Faramir (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 82) · Elboron (Fo.A. 82 onwards)
Kings of Gondor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)
Non-ruling stewards are in italics