Aerandir was a faithful friend of Eärendil, and one of the three mariners that accompanied him on his voyages on the high seas west of Middle-earth.

Biography Edit

It is not known of what kindred Aerandir was or when he was born, but it is assumed that his abode was in Arvernien, in the Havens of Sirion.

When Eärendil was resolved to sail to Aman to plea for help from the Valar, Aerandir along with Falathar and Erellont went with him and when they reached the shores of the Blessed Realm, he and others remained aboard while Eärendil sought the Valar. After Eärendil's embassy was complete, Eönwë, the herald of Manwë came to him and the others and set them upon another ship, and then Manwë set a great wind to blow them East back to Middle-earth.

His fate afterwards is unknown.[1]

Etymology Edit

Aerandir is a Sindarin word for 'Sea Wanderer'.

References Edit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"