GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of central Europe and the Anglo-Saxons

EARENDEL

Germanic Hero God

Also known as Ēarendel, Erentil, Orendel, Orentil, Auriwandalo

The star of Tolkien's Silmarillion

A rather obscure figure of great antiquity who could be the pole star, a Bavarian count or some Old High Medium Rare German typographical error.

The name EARENDEL was a tremendous inspiration to JRR Tolkien who adored the sound of its Anglo-Saxon linguistic nuances and concocted a beautiful but utterly fictitious hero-myth around it.

In Norse mythology EARENDEL has a much firmer footing as the frost-bitten foot soldier AURVANDIL. Not nearly so glamorous as Tolkien though.

EARENDEL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : EARENDEL
Location : Germanic Europe
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Heroics
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Ēarendel, Erentil, Orendel, Orentil, Auriwandalo
Popularity index : 388
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Article last updated on 29 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "EARENDEL: Hero God from Germanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 August 2014.

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