Valandil (The Lost Road)

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Physical Description

Valandil was the father of Elendil according to the early version of the legendarium in The Lost Road.

History[edit | edit source]

When Herendil informed his father that though the two of them are the blood of kings, his peers called him names such as "Terendul" the day prior, and accused him of being a "half-Noldo",[1] Elendil responded by saying that then it may be dangerous for Herendil to be his son as his own father's name, Valandil, meant "God-friend".[1]

Later. Elendil tells his son that he cannot be corrupted by the servants of Morgoth due to being Valandil his father being the "chief of the wise men of Númenor.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Valandil is Quenya, being a compound of vanan ("god") + (-n)dil ("friend"). Its Old English cognate was Oswine, which also means "God-friend".[2]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

In another stage of the Legendarium separate from The Lost Road, Valandil was the brother of Elendil the Tall. In this stage, Valandil had the role of Anarion and founded Ondor.[3]