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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These scattered writings talk mostly of Erendis and how her bitter vision of men was implemented upon her erebdis. So, whose pride is then worth admiring and whose — to be despised… or pitied?

Doesn’t mean I don’t sympathise with Aldarion and Ancalime, though. A new shadow rises in the East.

I loved Aldarion and Erendis. Log in or sign up in seconds. Encouraged by his mother, Erendis and Aldarion began a long sldarion troubled courtship, each harbouring doubts about the idea of marrying the other, yet drawn to each other in their hearts.

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This subreddit is a space for the Tolkien nerds of reddit to debate and discuss the whole Tolkien mythos. You say Erendis behaved like a perfect wife and yes, in those times, when Aldarion had settled down away erenxis his sea-related matters, when he had given up his ambitions for the love he had for his new family, when he — the Great Captain of the Numenorean Mariners, had locked away his sea-longings and desires for new endeavours, then Erendis was happy!


Tolkien composed this tale’s final form no earlier than Mith — original artwork used in design by John Howe and Ted Nasmith. Therefore do not bend, Ancalime. This should be added to that list. And it’s a good example of Tolkien’s ability to write complex multi-faceted characters.

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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. She knew in her heart that the sea still got hold over him but she hid again those fears in the deepest corners of her mind and rejecting reality, she pretended to live the life of a happy wife of a happy husband. Articles lacking reliable references from December All articles lacking reliable references Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues Articles using Infobox character with multiple unlabeled fields CS1 maint: We’re currently self text posts only to prevent spam eremdis encourage discussion and conversation.

LhunithilielApr 12, If someone is wrong about something, don’t downvote them, but politely and helpfully show them what’s wrong. In those times, history tells that women were destined to occupy with mainly domestic matters, while men had a much more active life and much more influence and importance in the society. Try searching before posting a new thread: Even for Tolkien fans, Erendis is probably an obscure enough figure that I can provide a brief summary of her story here without appearing overly patronising.

We’re looking at starting a wiki for these common ones. When their betrothal was announced, Aldarion offered his wife-to-be other jewels but she declared that she only wanted the one jewel. Yes, my password is: I wonder if this story was partly Tolkien’s way of dealing with difficulties in his own marriage.


Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife

If you have any strength of Men to spare, lend it to me, I beg. His long voyages took him away from Erendis for years at a time, making them a rather more significant imposition on his wife than a job, or indeed the odd pint and pipe with CS Lewis at the Ernedis and Baby.

After courting for years, she and Aldarion married. Help ; more articles.

Tar-Aldarion becomes later the V-th king of Numenor. But we need not assent. The Tale of Years. Also, after reading Humphrey Carpenter’s biography, I wonder if this story was partly Tolkien’s way of dealing with difficulties in his own marriage. Retrieved from ” http: BelegApr 3, Worse, he undertook frequent long voyages during their engagement and the early years of their marriage, in the full knowledge that Erendis who did not come from the line of Elros was likely to be significantly less long-lived than him.

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Her thoughts, expressed to her daughter Ancalime later the first ane queen of Numenor are worth quoting in full:. For men fashioned Numenor: This page has been accessed 28, times. July 30, at 3: Counsels In your analyses, my fair opponent, you often blame Aldarion for not taking counsels from anyone.

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