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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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