ALDARION AND ERENDIS. The Mariner’s Wife. |. Meneldur was the son of Tar- Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor. He was the King’s third child, for he had two . Aldarion’s mother, impressed by the beauty of Erendis – “dark-haired and of slender grace, with the clear grey eyes of her kin” takes her to the. From UT “Aldarion and Erendis”: “All or nothing, Erendis,” said Núneth.(Erendis’s mother) “So you were as a child. But you love this man, and.
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Do you already have an account? Further course of the narrative. Make a quiet and domestic husband out of a wild and longing for adventures soul of a man…!
But it was never enough for Erendis! Because in fact, she only pretended to be happy and only pretended to believe she had won the battle with the sea! On the other hand, analyzing the invented world of the Numenorean kingdom, we doubtlessly find the strong trace of the traditions in these matters as inherited and taught to Men by the Eldar.
However, here it comes: Views Read Edit View history. Erendis married the seafarer Aldarion in S.
She then set it in a silver fillet and had Aldarion bind it about her forehead. It aldraion some similarities to the tale of ent-wives too. More sea voyages followed afterwards, against the wish of his father, and in-between them, he founded the Guild of Venturers.
It is Erendis who had never understood what true love is! As the above quote suggests, Erendis is a bitter and resentful woman, with a jaded perspective on men that would aldaruon be out of place coming from Cersei Lannister. Discussion in ‘ Guild of Tolkienology ‘ started by LhunithilielMar 29, She failed to accept truths and chose to live in a world of her own, a world where she was to set the rules…. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play.
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His pride was strong, too! Submit a new text post. What however we find present in the character of Erendis is a powerful combination of both — pride AND egoism!
In the end, of course, the battle of the sexes between Aldarion and Erendis does neither of them much good — and it has a terrible effect on Ancalime their daughter, who is a definite topic for a future post here. Now he was the Aldarion she wanted! He and Edith loved each other, but had some real ups and downs.
Aldarion is one of the closest heirs of Earendil – himself being a great mariner, and hence — of Elros — the first King of Numenor. Much about Aldarion’s later years and exactly which actions he took as a king to help Gil-galad and counter Sauron’s threat is unclear, as Tolkien never finished the tale of Aldarion and Erendis, although Christopher Tolkien provided some hints about his later history in Unfinished Tales.
In so doing he disinherited his erendix Soronto, and set a lasting precedent for the future. Therefore what you say: Even for Tolkien fans, Erendis is probably an obscure enough aldarioon that I can provide a brief summary of her story here without appearing overly patronising. In time they did marry, in S. BelegApr 13, This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat There is no mention [in Tolkien’s writings] of any further development of the alliance with Gil-galad, or of the sending of the aid that he requested in his letter to Tar-Meneldur; it is indeed said that “Aldarion was too late, or too early.
The great tragedy thus came precisely from the fact that Erendis was fully and unfortunately wrong about HER OWN feelings — confusing love for egoism and never been able to understand the difference. CS1 German-language sources de Articles using Infobox character with multiple unlabeled fields.
But Aldarion, too, must shoulder some of the blame: It’s so different from most of Tolkien’s work in its portrayal of a failed marriage with most of the “important” stuff happening offscreen. Dreams — against reality! What did she expect then?!
His first regent was Hallatana distant relative in the royal family. Therefore, if we trace the roots of the reasons why Aldarion could not keep his promises, we can find the strong presence of Erendis there! Her thoughts, expressed to her daughter Ancalime later the first ruling queen of Numenor are worth quoting in full:.