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Eärendil

Meaning: Sea-lover

Other Names: Ardamírë, Gil-Estel, the Mariner

Location(s): Gondolin, Sirion, the Heavens

Race/Species: Peredhil

Dates: I, c. 503 - (still there)

Parents:
father: Tuor
mother: Idril Celebrindal

Spouse: Elwing

Children:
Elrond
Elros

Description:
'There live still those of whom Lúthien was the foremother, and it is said that her line shall never fail. Elrond of Rivendell is of that Kin. For of Beren and Lúthien was born Dior Thingol's heir; and of him Elwing the White whom Eärendil wedded, he that sailed his ship out of the mists of the world into the seas of heaven with the Silmaril upon his brow. And of Eärendil came the Kings of Númenor, that is Westernesse.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

"Of surpassing beauty was Eärendil, for a light was in his face as the light of heaven, and he had the beauty and the wisdom of the Eldar and the strength and hardihood of the Men of old; and the Sea spoke ever in his ear and heart, even as with Tuor his father."
Ch 13, Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin, The Silmarillion

"Now fair and marvellous was that vessel made, and it was filled with a wavering flame, pure and bright; and Eärendil the Mariner sat at the helm, glistening with dust of elven-gems, and the Silmaril was bound upon his brow."
Ch 14, The Voyage of Eärendil, The Silmarillion

Ardamírë: his mother-name, meaning 'Jewel of Arda'
Gil-Estel: Star of (High) Hope (Sindarin)

Contributors:
Ying 01.02.03
Finch 01.01.03
Lyllyn 1.1.03
Elena Tiriel 7Dec04

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