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Armenelos

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| description=Mighty city, capital of [[Númenor]]
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| references=''[[Akallabêth]]''
 
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{{Pronounce|Armenelos.mp3|Ardamir}}
 
'''Armenelos''' ('Royal Heaven-fortress'; [[ar]] = high, noble, royal, [[menel]] = heaven, [[os]] = fortress) '''the Golden''', refered to as ''[[City of the Kings|The City of Kings]]'', was the capital and (in later years) the largest city of [[Númenor]].  The name contains the elements Ar(a)- (high, kingly), [[Menel]] (heaven), and Os(t) (city, fortress).
 
'''Armenelos''' ('Royal Heaven-fortress'; [[ar]] = high, noble, royal, [[menel]] = heaven, [[os]] = fortress) '''the Golden''', refered to as ''[[City of the Kings|The City of Kings]]'', was the capital and (in later years) the largest city of [[Númenor]].  The name contains the elements Ar(a)- (high, kingly), [[Menel]] (heaven), and Os(t) (city, fortress).
  
 
It was situated in eastern central [[Númenor]], in the district called [[Arandor]], the Kingsland, close to [[Meneltarma]] and the haven of [[Rómenna]].
 
It was situated in eastern central [[Númenor]], in the district called [[Arandor]], the Kingsland, close to [[Meneltarma]] and the haven of [[Rómenna]].
 
  
 
It was founded as far back as the end of the [[First Age]], when the [[Edain]] first migrated to the island. Conceivably [[Arandor]] was the first district they settled after landing in a firth that later led to the haven of [[Rómenna]].
 
It was founded as far back as the end of the [[First Age]], when the [[Edain]] first migrated to the island. Conceivably [[Arandor]] was the first district they settled after landing in a firth that later led to the haven of [[Rómenna]].
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Armenelos contained the royal palace, the ''King's House'', reportedly built with the help of the [[Maiar]]. Its finishing, together with the coronation of [[Elros]] in 32 S.A. marked the beginning of the Númenorean realm.
 
Armenelos contained the royal palace, the ''King's House'', reportedly built with the help of the [[Maiar]]. Its finishing, together with the coronation of [[Elros]] in 32 S.A. marked the beginning of the Númenorean realm.
  
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==References==
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*''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Akallabêth]]
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*''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[A Description of the Island of Númenor]]
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*''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Armenelos|Images of Armenelos]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Armenelos|Images of Armenelos]]
{{Pronounce|Armenelos.mp3|Ardamir}}
 
  
 
[[Category:Cities in Númenor]]
 
[[Category:Cities in Númenor]]
 
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Jef Murray - Armenelos the golden.jpg
Armenelos
Physical Description
TypeCity
LocationArandor, nigh Meneltarma
RealmsNúmenor
InhabitantsNúmenóreans
DescriptionMighty city, capital of Númenor
General Information
Other names"the Golden," City of the Kings
EtymologyS. ar "royal" + menel "heaven" + os "fortress"
EventsDownfall of Númenor
ReferencesAkallabêth

Armenelos ('Royal Heaven-fortress'; ar = high, noble, royal, menel = heaven, os = fortress) the Golden, refered to as The City of Kings, was the capital and (in later years) the largest city of Númenor. The name contains the elements Ar(a)- (high, kingly), Menel (heaven), and Os(t) (city, fortress).

It was situated in eastern central Númenor, in the district called Arandor, the Kingsland, close to Meneltarma and the haven of Rómenna.

It was founded as far back as the end of the First Age, when the Edain first migrated to the island. Conceivably Arandor was the first district they settled after landing in a firth that later led to the haven of Rómenna.

Armenelos contained the royal palace, the King's House, reportedly built with the help of the Maiar. Its finishing, together with the coronation of Elros in 32 S.A. marked the beginning of the Númenorean realm.

References

See also