Céolwulf

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Céolwulf
Anglo-Saxon
Biographical Information
LocationEngland
LanguageOld English
Birth9th century AD
England
Family
ParentageClaimed descent from the kings of Tamworth[1]
Probably descended from Voronwë, a companion of Elendil[2]
ChildrenTréowine
Physical Description
GenderMale

Céolwulf was the father of Tréowine, a close friend of the famous mariner Ælfwine.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Céolwulf is in Old English. It might be derived from the elements ceol ("keel") + wulf ("wolf").[4]

Genealogy[edit]

Voronwë
b. late S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CÉOLWULF
fl. 9th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tréowine
fl. 914 AD
 

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In one of the manuscripts of The Notion Club Papers, during the recital of the poem King Sheave in Edward the Elder's court, it wasn't Ælfwine or Tréowine who recited the poem, but rather one Céolwulf (who wasn't the father of Tréowine at that point).[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Night 69", p. 273
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Night 70", p. 278
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Night 69", p. 269
  4. "Ceolwulf", Behind the Name (accessed 29 January 2023)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two: Notes", Note 103, p. 273