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Ecthelion II (Steward of Gondor)

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Twenty-fifth Ruling Steward of Gondor, the second of the name; father of Denethor II.

The twenty-fifth Ruling Steward of Gondor.
Ecthelion II was the son of Steward Turgon, and was a wise and foresightful Man. He put his efforts into strengthening his realm against the approaching danger of Sauron, who had openly revealed himself in the last years of Turgon's Stewardship. He was aided in this work by Gandalf, and by a mysterious stranger named 'Thorongil', who was later known to be none other than Aragorn. Ecthelion was succeeded as Steward by his son Denethor II, who ruled Gondor at the time of the War of the Ring.

 

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