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Old 08-20-2004, 08:21 AM   #1
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What is Numenor and Dunedain?

Can somebody explain to me what Numenor and Dunedain are?
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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Afer the War of Wrath that ended the First Age of the Sun, the survivors of those races of Mankind that had helped the Elves of Beleriand were offered a new,safe home on an island near to Aman, the home of the Valar (Gods). There they founded the Nation of Numenor, under the Kingship of Elros, Elrond's twin brother.

After a very long time, people from Numenor began to visit Middle Earth again, where they were called Dunedain, which means Men of the West, because Numenor is in the ocean to the west of Middle Earth.

Numenor was destroyed close to the end of the Second Age when its people were corrupted by Sauron. Elendil and his sons were among the survivors of that Atlantis-type event.

It's all in the Silmarillion and the Appendices to The Lord of The Rings.

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Old 08-20-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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1420! Well put...

I think most has been covered, to make a few points here. The dunedain are the descendants of Numenor, and as said were called "Dunedain" in Middle-earth. Also, as said Elendil was from that line, and was of course the first king of Gondor, when the line of "kings" was broken, and was ruled by Stewards. The Dunedain were from the "line of kings" and could reclaim the throne, as Aragorn did. First you have to prove your "lineage," not any random person can claim he is from Elendil's line and take the throne.

For a short explanation on Elros, first king of Numenor. Yes, he was Elrond's brother, half-elven like his brother, he decided to become mortal and then became the first king of Numenor. So yes, that means Aragorn and Arwen are RELATED!!! Lol, but more like cousins 1,000 times removed lol.
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:48 PM   #4
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:15 PM   #5
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1420! Lol

LOL Encaitare I do the same thing a lot. Then get the EWWWW reply.
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