Mardil Voronwë

Mardil Voronwë
Mardil Voronwë
Tolkien's legendarium character
Aliases 'The Good Steward',
'The Steadfast',
The Faithful,
First Ruling Steward of Gondor
Race Man (Middle-earth)
Book(s) The Peoples of Middle-earth,
The Return of the King


In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Mardil Voronwë was the first Ruling Steward of Gondor.

Mardil 'the Faithful' was born in T.A. 1960. The position of Steward was already hereditary since the days of his grandfather Pelendur and Mardil inherited the title of Steward from his father Vorondil the Hunter in T.A. 2029. He was Steward during the last part of the reign of King Eärnil II and throughout the reign of Eärnur, Eärnil's son.[1]

Mardil had the difficult task of restraining Eärnur's urge to fight the Witch-king of Angmar, the chief of the Ringwraiths, who accused Eärnur after the Battle of Fornost of being afraid to fight him.

The King of Minas Morgul (one of the titles of the Ringwraith) reminded Eärnur of this and challenged him at the start of his reign (T.A. 2043). Although Eärnur wanted to fight the King of Morgul he was restrained with difficulty by Mardil. But when the King of Morgul issued another challenge in 2050, Eärnur would not be restrained. He marched to Minas Morgul and was never seen again.

Eärnur had never married and had no children, so Mardil took it upon himself to rule Gondor. There was no one with a clear and unassailable claim to the throne, so the rule of the Stewards was a way of averting civil war. Because the fate of the King was unknown, Mardil made an oath to rule until "the King returns". This oath would be sworn by all of the Ruling Stewards.

Mardil ruled Gondor with a steady hand and earned the nickname Voronwë, which means "the Steadfast" in Quenya.

It was soon learned that Eärnur had met certain death at Minas Morgul, and upon Mardil's death in T.A. 2080, his son Eradan succeeded him as the second Ruling Steward of Gondor.

Preceded by
Vorondil the Hunter
Stewards of Gondor Succeeded by
Eradan

References


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