Belecthor I

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This article is about the fifteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor. For the the twenty-first Steward, see Belecthor II.
Belecthor
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2545
RuleT.A. 2628 - 2655 (27 years)
DeathT.A. 2655 (aged 110)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageHúrin II
ChildrenMorwen[1] and Orodreth
Physical Description
GenderMale

Belecthor I (Third Age 2545[1] – 2655,[2] aged 110 years) was the fifteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

History[edit]

Belecthor succeeded his father Húrin II at his death in Third Age 2628.[2] The Corsairs of Umbar were the major threat to Gondor at the time, although no major events are recorded.[source?]

Belecthor had two children: Morwen[1] and Orodreth.

He was followed by his son Orodreth at his death in 2655.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Belecthor could be composed of the words beleg and thôr, therefore meaning "mighty eagle".[3]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Hallas
2480 - 2605
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Húrin II
2515 - 2628
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BELECTHOR I
2545 - 2655
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orodreth
2576 - 2685
 
Morwen
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecthelion I
2600 - 2698
 
Unknown
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egalmoth
2626 - 2743


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 205
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. A Gateway to Sindarin, David Salo, p. 343
Belecthor I
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2545 Died: T.A. 2655
Preceded by:
Húrin II
15th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 26282655
Followed by:
Orodreth


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