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Húrin of Emyn Arnen

The name Húrin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Húrin (disambiguation).
Biographical Information
PositionSteward of Gondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
Rulec. 1630s[1]
DeathMid-Third Age
HouseFounded the House of Húrin
Physical Description
Húrin of Emyn Arnen was the first recorded Steward of Gondor.

[edit] History

Húrin was a man of noble Númenórean descent. Being a noble of high trust and wisdom, he was chosen to serve under King Minardil as Steward of Gondor.[2] During his service, Húrin laboured greatly on the ordering of Gondor in the days of the Great Plague.[3]

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.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

fl. 1634
1879 - 1998
1919 - 2029


  1. Obviously alive in T.A. 1634 when Minardil was slain; cf. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 208
  2. 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"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
Húrin of Emyn Arnen
Founder of House of Húrin
Born: Mid-Third Age Died: Mid-Third Age
Steward to the King of Gondor
Mid-Third Age
Next known: Pelendur