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Eldacar (King of Arnor)

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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
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 87
RuleT.A. 249 - 339
DeathT.A. 339 (aged 252)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
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"
Eldacar
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 87 Died: T.A. 339
Preceded by:
Valandil
4th King of Arnor
T.A. 249 - 339
Followed by:
Arantar