Germanic Mythology

The Gods of central Europe and the Anglo-Saxons...

ÉARENDEL

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 Éarendel 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 Éarendel has a much firmer footing as the frost-bitten foot soldier Aurvandil. Not nearly so glamorous as Tolkien though.

Éarendel Facts and Figures

Name: Éarendel
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ēarendel, Erentil, Orendel, Orentil, Auriwandalo

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 660

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Article last revised on May 12, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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