Húrin of Emyn Arnen
|Other names||"of Emyn Arnen"|
|Position||Steward of Gondor|
|Birth||Mid-Third Age |
|Death||Mid-Third Age |
|House||House of Húrin|
Húrin came from the hill region of Emyn Arnen and of noble Númenórean descent. Being a noble of high trust and wisdom, he was chosen to serve under King Minardil as Steward of Gondor. During his service, Húrin laboured greatly on Gondor's behalf in the days of the Great Plague.
Minardil's heirs opted to select their own Stewards not from any noble Gondorians, but from Húrin's sons and descendants; thus Stewardship was connected to the House of Húrin, and after some generations it became hereditary.
|Húrin of Emyn Arnen|
Founder of House of Húrin
Born: Mid-Third Age Died: Mid-Third Age
|Steward to the King of Gondor|
- ↑ Obviously alive in T.A. 1634 when Minardil was slain; cf. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 208
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"