Vidugavia was a prince of the Northmen and was known as the King of Rhovanion, despite only being its mightiest prince. His lifespan is unknown.

Biography Edit

The realm of Vidugavia was located between the eastern edge of Greenwood the Great and the river River Running. He is the ancestor of the Lords of the Éothéod and the Kings of Rohan. Although some Northmen had not remained faithful to Gondor in its war with the Easterlings, the powerful King of Gondor Rómendacil II sought an alliance with the Northmen nonetheless. He came to favour Vidugavia to whom he regarded the most faithful and reliable, and was Gondor's ally in the war with the Easterlings.

In TA 1250, Rómendacil sent his son Prince Valacar on a diplomatic mission to the Court of Vidugavia to become familiar with the laws and customs of his realm. There Valacar came to befriend Vidugavia and his family. He loved the country of Vidugavia so much that he married his daughter Vidumavi.[1][2]

Vidugavia was the grandfather of Vinitharya and the ancestor of Marhari.

Etymology Edit

Vidugavia is actually a word from the Gothic language as are Vidumavi and Vinitharya.

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ቪዱጋቪኣ
Arabic فيدوجافيا
Armenian Վիդուգավիա
Belarusian Cyrillic Відугавіа
Bengali ভিডুগাভীয়া
Bulgarian Cyrillic Видугавиа
Georgian ვიდუგავია
Greek Υιδυγαυια
Gujarati વિદુગ​વિઅ
Japanese ヴィドゥガヴィア
Hebrew וידוגאויא
Hindi विदुगाविया
Kannada ವಿದುಗವಿಅ
Kazakh Відұгавіа (Cyrillic) Vidugavia (Latin)
Korean 비두 가비아
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Видугавиа
Macedonian Cyrillic Видугавиа
Marathi विदुगविअ
Mongolian Cyrillic Видугавиа
Nepalese विदुगविअ
Pashto ویدوګاویا
Persian ویدوگاویا
Russian Видугавиа
Sanskrit विदुगविअ
Serbian Видугавиа (Cyrillic) Vidugavia (Latin)
Sinhalese විදුගවිඅ
Tajik Cyrillic Видугавиа
Tamil விதுகவிஅ
Telugu విదుగవిఅ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Відугавії
Urdu ویدوگاویا
Uzbek Видугавиа (Cyrillic) Vidugavia (Latin)
Yiddish ווידוגאַוויאַ

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iv): "Gondor and the heirs of Anárion"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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