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Eärámë, or ‘Eaglepinion’, was initially the first ship ever owned by Eärendil.

History & canon Edit

In earlier stages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s story of the voyage of Eärendil, Eärendil sailed in Eaglepinion when searching for Tuor - who had in secret chased after “the conches of Ulmo” in the ship Swanwing, and wrecked. The Vala Ulmo appeared and saved Eärendil, there at sea, before bidding him sail to Kôr. According to an outline of this story, it is later that Eärendil instead sails on the ship Vingilot, with Voronwë.[1]

Eärámë thus is excluded from the final tale in “Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath”.

Etymology Edit

Translation Edit

Eärámë is Quenya for ‘Eagle’s wing’, from ea meaning “eagle”, as in Eärendil, and rámë which is said to derive from ráma, “wing”, as in Alqarámë. [2]

Previous names Edit

Other names given to this ship were Earum, which was changed from Earam, and Earnhama in Old English, meaning “eagle-coat”, though this name was struck out.[3]

References Edit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. II: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter V: “The Tale of Eärendel
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. II: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, Appendix: “Names in the Lost Tales - Part II”
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. II: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter V: “The Tale of Eärendel”, Notes, 9
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