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Vidugavia

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Vidugavia
Man
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rhovanion
LocationRhovanion
Rule13th century, Third Age
Family
ChildrenVidumavi
Physical Description
GenderMale

Vidugavia was a prince of the Northmen, self-styled "King of Rhovanion" who ruled the lands between Mirkwood and the River Running.[1]

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[edit] History

He was the ally of Gondor's King Rómendacil II, and helped him to his victory against the Easterlings in T.A. 1248. He also received Rómendacil's son Valacar into his court as ambassador in 1250. Valacar would eventually wed Vidugavia's own daughter, Vidumavi.[1]

Vidugavia was apparently the father of other children, since he was also an ancestor of Marhari.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
VIDUGAVIA
 
 
 
Rómendacil II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other children
 
Vidumavi
 
Valacar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marhari
 
 
Eldacar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Rohan
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Etymology

Widugawja is a Gothic name meaning 'Wood-lord'.[3] In Germanic literature, it has been a name used for Wayland Smith.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 5
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Note 6