|Birth||9th century AD |
|Death||Fate unknown (set sail in about 878 AD but never returned) |
Éadwine was an experienced seaman, who often told stories of strange, faraway lands to his young son Ælfwine. However, around the year 878 AD, when Ælfwine was still a child, Éadwine took his ship Éarendel out to the sea and never returned. Around the same time, Éadwine's wife fled to her kin in West Wales, taking their son with her.
The name Éadwine is in Old English and consists of the elements ead ("wealth, fortune") + wine ("friend"). Its modern English cognate is Edwin, seen in the name of Edwin Lowdham, the father of Alwin Lowdham, one of the main characters in The Notion Club Papers.
Other versions of the legendarium
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Night 69", p. 270
- "Edwin", Behind the Name (accessed 7 October 2022)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Night 66", p. 236
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "VI. The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales": "Ælfwine of England", p. 313
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part One: III. The Lost Road, (iii) The unwritten chapters", p. 83