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Atanatar II

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The name Atanatar refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Atanatar (disambiguation).
Atanatar II
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 977
RuleT.A. 1149 - T.A. 1226
DeathT.A. 1226, aged 249 years
ParentageHyarmendacil I
ChildrenNarmacil I, Calmacil
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Atanatar II

Atanatar II (Q, pron. [aˈtanatar]; Third Age 977 – 1226, aged 249 years) succeeded his father Hyarmendacil I in Third Age 1149 was the sixteenth King of Gondor. He was known as Atanatar II Alcarin (Alcarin means "Glorious"; pron. [ˈalkarin], stem Alcarinqu-), for Gondor enjoyed its greatest wealth and power under him.


His wealth was so great that historians remarked that "precious stones are pebbles in Gondor for children to play with."

The deeds of Atanatar were not as "glorious" as his nickname would indicate. He made no effort to expand or maintain the power of his father and the guard on Mordor was neglected. Therefore his reign is seen as the start of Gondor's decline before the War of the Ring.

He was succeeded by his son Narmacil I in 1226.

Preceded by:
Hyarmendacil I
16th King of Gondor
III 1149 – 1226
Followed by:
Narmacil I