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Eldacar (King of Arnor)

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'''Eldacar''' ascended the throne of [[Arnor]] in [[Third Age|T.A.]] 249 on the death of his father [[Valandil]], he was the grandson of [[Isildur]].
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'''Eldacar''' ({{TA|87}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 192</ref> – {{TA|339|n}},<ref name="North">{{App|North}}</ref> died aged 252 years) was the fourth [[Kings of Arnor|King of Arnor]].
  
He should not be confused with his more famous namesake, [[Eldacar(Gondor)|Eldacar]] of [[Gondor]].
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==History==
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Eldacar succeeded his father, [[Valandil (King of Arnor)|Valandil]], when he died in {{TA|249}}. His father [[Valandil (King of Arnor)|Valandil]] was the only surviving son of [[Isildur]], the last [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King]] of both [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]].
  
His reign was without any event and he died in T.A. 339 and was succeeded by his son [[Arantar]].
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His reign was without any significant event, and he died in {{TA|339}} after having ruled [[Arnor]] for ninety years. He was succeeded by his son [[Arantar]].<ref name="North"/>
  
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==Etymology==
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Eldacar's name was [[Quenya]] for "Elf Helm", coming from ''[[elda]]'' meaning "elf", and ''[[cár]]'' meaning "head". It was usual for long vowels of the ultimate syllable to be short, hence ''Eldacar'' and not ''Eldacár''.
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Revision as of 21:58, 19 October 2012

The name Eldacar refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Eldacar (disambiguation).
Eldacar
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Arnor
BirthT.A. 87
RuleT.A. 249 - 339
Death252 years, in T.A. 339
Family
ParentageValandil
ChildrenArantar
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eldacar (T.A. 87[1]339,[2] died aged 252 years) was the fourth King of Arnor.

History

Eldacar succeeded his father, Valandil, when he died in T.A. 249. His father Valandil was the only surviving son of Isildur, the last High King of both Gondor and Arnor.

His reign was without any significant event, and he died in T.A. 339 after having ruled Arnor for ninety years. He was succeeded by his son Arantar.[2]

Etymology

Eldacar's name was Quenya for "Elf Helm", coming from elda meaning "elf", and cár meaning "head". It was usual for long vowels of the ultimate syllable to be short, hence Eldacar and not Eldacár.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendur
 
Aratan
 
Ciryon
 
Valandil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELDACAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arantar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarcil

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
Preceded by:
Valandil
4th King of Arnor
T.A. 249 - 339
Followed by:
Arantar