Hendwine

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Hendwine
Angle
Biographical Information
Other namesHelúsion (Q)
Lúthien (G)
Birth5th century AD[1]
Tol Eressëa
Family
ParentageEriol (Man) & Nelmir (Elf)
SiblingsHeorrenda (brother)
Hengest & Horsa (half-brothers)
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hendwine was a son of a Man Eriol and an Elf Nelmir[note 1][2], according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales. He also had a brother called Heorrenda.[3]

He is only mentioned in one note to The Cottage of Lost Play, and nothing else is known about this specific character, since he doesn't appear in any of the narratives. However, see below for more information on the later developments of the character.

Etymology[edit]

The name Hendwine is in Old English, probably meaning "close friend", from hende ("near, at hand") + wine ("friend").[3]

Other names[edit]

Hendwine was also called Lúthien in Gnomish, with Helúsion being its Qenya cognate.[3]

Both Lúthien and (He)Lúsion here mean "friend", deriving from the root LUSU ("foment, cherish, warm, bathe").[3] The element He- in Helúsion is most likely a non-significant syllable added to preserve the alliteration with its Old English form Hendwine and that of his brother Heorrenda.[4]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Wóden[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tulkastor
 
 
 
Valwë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beorn
d. 5th century
 
Eoh
d. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
sibling
 
Vairë
 
Lindo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cwén
fl. 5th century
 
Eriol
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naimi*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hengest
fl. 5th century
 
Horsa
fl. 5th century
 
Heorrenda
fl. 5th century
 
HENDWINE*
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* The name of Hendwine's mother is not Naimi but Nelmir in the text on which the basis of his inclusion is founded upon - neither is her relation to Lindo and Vairë elaborated on.[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

According to later notes, the character was called Hlúdwine, and was the son of Ælfwine and Earissë. Here too, he also had a brother called Heorrenda.[4]

Hlúdwine appears in two of the notes in the Notebook C,[4] a small pocket-book which Tolkien used for notes and suggestions while writing The Book of Lost Tales.[5]

Judging by the name of Hlúdwine's father: Ælfwine, this version of the legendarium probably belonged to the period where the mariner Eriol (Ottor Wǽfre) from the 5th century AD Anglia was replaced by Ælfwine of the 11th century AD[6] England.[7]

Later etymology[edit]

The name Hlúdwine is in Old English, consisting of the elements hlúd ("loud, sonorous") + wine ("friend").[4]

Later genealogy[edit]

 
 
Lindo
 
Vairë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ælfwine
 
Earissë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heorrenda
 
HLÚDWINE
 
 

Notes

  1. In another text, Eriol's wife was called Naimi, and was the niece of Vairë. However, nothing else is known about Nelmir and her relation to Lindo and Vairë, and it is unclear if Nelmir was supposed to be just another name for Naimi or an altogether separate character.

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