Vorondil the Hunter becomes Steward to King Eärnil II
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Stewards of Gondor.
The House of Húrin: Pelendur 1998. ... Vorondil the Hunter 2029. Mardil Voronwë 'the Steadfast', the first of the Ruling Stewards. ...
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
Vorondil. ... [Added: Vorondil was a great hunter and he made a great horn out of the horn of the wild oxen of Araw, which then still roamed near the Sea of Rhûn.]
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Ruling Stewards of Gondor
In each hand he held up one half of a great horn cloven through the middle: a wild-ox horn bound with silver.
'That is the horn that Boromir always wore!' cried Pippin.
'Verily,' said Denethor. 'And in my turn I bore it, and so did each eldest son of our house, far back into the vanished years before the failing of the kings, since Vorondil father of Mardil hunted the wild kine of Araw in the far fields of Rhûn.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith
Elena Tiriel 10May05