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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
Other namesAlcarin (Q, "Glorious")
TitlesKing of Gondor
LanguageWestron and Sindarin
BirthT.A. 977
RuleT.A. 1149 - 1226 (77 years)
DeathT.A. 1226 (aged 249)
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageHyarmendacil I
ChildrenNarmacil I and Calmacil
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Atanatar II
Atanatar II (Q, pron. [aˈtanatar]; T.A. 977[1]1226, aged 249 years) succeeded his father Hyarmendacil I in T.A. 1149 and was the sixteenth King of Gondor. He was known as Atanatar II Alcarin ("Glorious"; pron. [ˈalkarin]).[2]


When his reign began Gondor had reached its greatest power and largest extent. Atanatar lived in ease and splendour, such that people said "precious stones are pebbles in Gondor for children to play with." However, due to the King's indolence nothing was done to maintain the power that his ancestors had built and the watch upon Mordor was neglected.[3]


Hyarmendacil I
Narmacil I


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
Atanatar II
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 977 Died: T.A. 1226
Preceded by:
Hyarmendacil I
16th King of Gondor
T.A. 1149 - 1226
Followed by:
Narmacil I