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Numenorean Descendants in Lord of the Rings

I’m not including Aragorn in this post, because I cover his ancestry in this post. But as for other Numenorean descendants in Lord of the Rings, almost all the men we meet fit this category. 

There’s Prince Imrahil, who is the latest in a long line of princes of Dol Amroth. They aren’t all named, but we do know that the first prince of Dol Amroth was Galador, son of Imrazor and Mithrellas (more on those two in this post.) Imrazor’s exact lineage is unknown, but we do know that he was a descendant of the Numenoreans who lived in Gondor around the middle of the Third Age.

Eomer and Eowyn also have some Numenorean blood. Their mother’s mother was Morwen of Lossarnach (a region of Gondor.) And while Morwen’s exact family history is unknown, we do know that she was a distant member of Imrahil’s family, which means that she, too, was a descendant of Imrazor.

Finally, there’s Faramir and Boromir. Their family history is the most detailed, since they come from a long line of ruling stewards. We can trace their family back generation by generation until Pelendur, whose father’s name is unknown. But the first known member of their family is Hurin of Emyn Arnen, who was a descendant of the Numenoreans living in Gondor in the middle of the Third Age (more about him in this post.) Interestingly enough, Faramir and Boromir’s mother, Finduilas, was Imrahil’s sister - so all the characters I just talked about are actually related!

SOURCES: LOTR Appendices