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This article deals with the Half-elven Eärendil. For the Gondorian king, see Eärendil of Gondor. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Eärendil was the fifth King of Gondor and son of Cemendur, he should not be confused with Eärendil, the father of Elrond and Elros Tar-Minyatur. ...


For the use of the name before J. R. R. Tolkien, see Aurvandil, and the poem Crist. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... Aurvandil is mentioned once in Norse Mythology, in the Skáldskaparmal section of Snorri Sturlusons Edda: Thor went home to Thrúdvangar, and the hone remained sticking in his head. ... Crist is a poem by the medieval poet Cynewulf, written in Anglo-Saxon. ...


In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eärendil the Mariner (IPA: [ɛ.aˈrɛndil]) is one of the most important figures in the mythology, a great seafarer who carries a star across the sky. His story is found in The Silmarillion, and there are several references to him throughout The Lord of the Rings. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet used by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) the human vocal apparatus can produce. ... The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The one ring of power The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ...

Biography

The son of Tuor and Idril daughter of Turgon, Eärendil was raised as a child in Gondolin. When Eärendil was seven years old, he escaped the sack of Gondolin with his parents, living afterwards in Arvernien by the mouth of Sirion. Eärendil later became the leader of the people who lived there, and married Elwing, daughter of Dior the son of Beren and Lúthien. They had two sons, Elrond and Elros. Tuor is a fictional character of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril Celebrindal is the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, wife of Tuor, and the mother of Eärendil the Mariner. ... Turgon is a commune of the Charente département in France. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... Mouths of Sirion is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth universe. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Sirion was a river of Middle-earth in the First Age, the principal river of Beleriand. ... Elwing is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Dior Eluchîl is a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... Beren is a fictional character, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Lúthien Tinúviel is a fictional character featured in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ? is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 - S.A. 442, r 32 - 442) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


With the aid of Círdan the Shipwright, Eärendil built a ship, Vingilótë (or Vingilot), which is Quenya for foam-flower. He sailed this often around the seas west of Middle-earth, leaving his wife behind in Arvernien. At this time Elwing had in her possession the Silmaril that Beren had wrested from Morgoth. News of this came to the sons of Fëanor that were still living, and they attacked the people living in Arvernien, and slew most of them. But Elwing, rather than be captured, threw herself with the Silmaril into the sea. The Silmaril was not lost, however. According to The Silmarillion: In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Círdan (ship-maker in Sindarin) the Shipwright is a Sindarin Elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright, lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, one of the wisest and perhaps... Vingilótë, or Vingilot, is a fictional ship in J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... Text in Quenya, written in the Tengwar and Latin alphabets Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in J. R. R. Tolkiens work. ... The Silmarils are fictional artifacts from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Fëanor is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth universe, and central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ...

For Ulmo bore up Elwing out of the waves, and he gave her the likeness of a great white bird, and upon her breast there shone as a star the Silmaril, as she flew over the water to seek Eärendil her beloved. On a time of night Eärendil at the helm of his ship saw her come towards him, as a white cloud exceeding swift beneath the moon, as a star over the sea moving in strange courses, a pale flame on wings of storm. And it is sung that she fell from the air upon the timbers of Vingilot, in a swoon, nigh unto death for the urgency of her speed, and Eärendil took her to his bosom; but in the morning with marvelling eyes he beheld his wife in her own form beside him with her hair upon his face, and she slept. Ulmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...

Hearing of the tragedy that had befallen in Arvernien, Eärendil then sought after Valinor, and he and Elwing found their way there at last. Eärendil thus became the first of all mortals to set foot in Valinor. Eärendil then went before the Valar, and asked them for aid for Men and Elves in Middle-earth, to fight against Morgoth; and the Valar accepted his plea. A map of Aman and Valinor A fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Valinor (meaning Land of the Valar) is the realm of the Valar in Aman, the place to which they moved after being driven from Almaren by Melkor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Because Eärendil had undertaken this errand on behalf of Men and Elves, and not for his own sake, Manwë forbore to deal out the punishment of death that was due; and because both Eärendil and Elwing were descended from a union of Elves and Men, Manwë granted to them and their sons the gift to choose to which race they would be joined (a gift that was further passed to the children of Elrond, who became known as the Half-elven). Elwing chose to be one of the Elves. Eärendil would have rather been one of the Men; however, for the sake of his wife, he chose to be one of the Elves. The Silmarilion says this: A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth, Manwë Súlimo (from the Valarin Mânawenûz) is the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Half-elven (Elvish singular Peredhel, plural Peredhil), are the children of the union of Elves and Men. ...

Now when first Vingilot was set to sail in the seas of heaven, it rose unlooked for, glittering and bright; and the people of Middle-earth beheld it from afar and wondered, and they took it for a sign, and called it Gil-Estel, the Star of High Hope.

The Valar, having listened to Eärendil's plea, went with a mighty host to Middle-earth, and overthrew Morgoth, and bound him. Eärendil took part in the battle, riding on Vingolt beside Thorondor and the Eagles. It was his blow that slew the great dragon Ancalagon and cast it down onto Thangorodrim, the event which, along with the sheer devestation caused by the War of Wrath, lead to the Ruin of Beleriand. In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe Thorondor was the greatest of the Eagles of Manwë. Spoiler warning: Thorondor (Quenya, Sorontar, both of which mean King of Eagles) was sent by Manwë, king of the Valar, to watch over the Ñoldor after they arrived in Beleriand. ... Ancalagon the Black was a dragon in J.R.R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Thangorodrim (oppression mountain group) was a group of three volcanic mountains in the Iron Mountains in the north of Middle-earth during the First Age. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of Wrath, or the Great Battle was the final war against Morgoth at the end of the First Age. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Beleriand was the region of northwestern Middle-earth during the First Age. ...


Line of the Half-elven

 Ilúvatar | Fingolfin = Anairë Galdor Thingol = Melian | | | | | (1) | Turgon = Elenwë Huor Beren = Lúthien | (2) | | Idril ======= Tuor Dior = Nimloth | | | ------------- | | | Eärendil ======== Elwing Eluréd and Elurín | ------------------ | | Elros Elrond = Celebrían | | Kings of Númenor | : | Elendil | : | Kings of Arnor | : --------------- Chieftains of the Dúnedain | | : (3) | | Aragorn ========= Arwen Elladan and Elrohir | Eldarion 

The marriages between Men and Elves are numbered. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Half-elven (Elvish singular Peredhel, plural Peredhil), are the children of the union of Elves and Men. ... Eru (the One), also called Ilúvatar (the Father of All), is the name in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien for the supreme God, the creator of the angels ( Ainur) and the universe ( Eä). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingolfin was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand, eldest son of Finwë and Indis, younger brother of Findis, older brother of Irimë and Finarfin, and the younger half-brother of Fëanor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Anairë is the wife of Fingolfin. ... Galdor is a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Elu Thingol is the King of Doriath and High King of the Sindar, a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Melian is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Turgon is a commune of the Charente département in France. ... Elenwë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Huor (c. ... Beren is a fictional character, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Lúthien Tinúviel is a fictional character featured in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril Celebrindal is the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, wife of Tuor, and the mother of Eärendil the Mariner. ... Tuor is a fictional character of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Dior Eluchîl is a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien, Nimloth, Sindarin for white blossom1, is the daughter of Galathil, son of Galadhon, son of Elmo. ... Elwing is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Eluréd and Elurín are fictional characters in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 - S.A. 442, r 32 - 442) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ? is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Celebrían is an Elf of Middle-earth, the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel, wife of Elrond, and mother of Arwen, Elrohir and Elladan. ... The following is a list of the twenty-five Rulers of Númenor, a fictional realm in J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe: After Ar-Pharazôn, who perished in the Downfall of Númenor, the direct line of Kings was broken. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil was a heroic figure. ... This is a list of kings of Arnor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This is a list of Chieftains of the Dúnedain Rangers of Arnor (aka Rangers of the North) from the fictional universe of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Promotional poster featuring Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in New Line Cinemas motion pictures directed by Peter Jackson. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... Elladan and Elrohir are fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, the twin sons of Elrond Half-elven and Celebrían. ... Eldarion is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... The Elves (always pluralized as such, never Elfs) are one of the races that appear in the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Concerning the Name

Eärendil is a Quenya name, meaning 'Lover of the Sea'. However, Tolkien created the name based on Old English literature (see Aurvandil for a review). Tolkien's own explanation from Letter 297 in Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien is: Text in Quenya, written in the Tengwar and Latin alphabets Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in J. R. R. Tolkiens work. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Aurvandil is mentioned once in Norse Mythology, in the Skáldskaparmal section of Snorri Sturlusons Edda: Thor went home to Thrúdvangar, and the hone remained sticking in his head. ... The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (ISBN 0-618-05699-8) is a selection of J. R. R. Tolkiens letters published in 1981, edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and the biographer Humphrey Carpenter. ...

This name is in fact (as is obvious) derived from A-S éarendel. When first studying A-S professionally (1913 –) – I had done so as a boyish hobby when supposed to be learning Greek and Latin – I was struck by the great beauty of this word (or name), entirely coherent with the normal style of A-S, but euphonic to a peculiar degree in that pleasing but not 'delectable' language. Also its form strongly suggests that it is in origin a proper name and not a common noun. This is borne out by the obviously related forms in other Germanic languages; from which amid the confusions and debasements of late traditions it at least seems certain that it belonged to astronomical-myth, and was the name of a star or star-group. To my mind the A-S uses seem plainly to indicate that it was a star presaging the dawn (at any rate in English tradition): that is what we now call Venus: the morning-star as it may be seen shining brilliantly in the dawn, before the actual rising of the Sun. That is at any rate how I took it.

The name éarendel occurs several times in extant manuscripts, but most notably in the poem Crist, in the lines éala éarendel engla beorhtast / ofer middangeard monnum sended, which can be translated roughly as, 'Hail Earendel, brightest of angels, sent over Middle-earth to men.' (In Old English, Middangeard 'Middle-earth' bounded by heaven above, hell beneath and the sea round about is the region that humans live in.) Crist is a poem by the medieval poet Cynewulf, written in Anglo-Saxon. ...


This is notable because the first line is paralleled by Frodo's exclamation in Cirith Ungol, Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! which is Quenya, and means 'Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars.' Frodo's exclamation was in reference to the 'Star-glass' he carried, which contained the light of Eärendil's star, the Silmaril. Frodo Baggins is the main fictional character of J. R. R. Tolkiens monumental and mythological novel, The Lord of the Rings. ... For the US heavy metal band, see Cirith Ungol (band). ...


 
 

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