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Gimilkhâd

Gimilkhâd
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
LanguageAdûnaic
BirthS.A. 3044
DeathS.A. 3243 (aged 198)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageAr-Gimilzôr and Inzilbêth
SiblingsInziladûn
ChildrenPharazôn
Physical Description
GenderMale
Gimilkhâd was the younger son of Queen Inzilbêth and King Ar-Gimilzôr of Númenor. His older brother Inziladûn followed his mother's beliefs (she was secretly one of the Faithful). Inziladûn took the royal title of Tar-Palantir and attempted to lead the Númenóreans back to reverence for the Valar. However, Gimilkhâd believed in the ways of his father, became the leader of the King's Men, and opposed the policies of his brother. His son usurped the Sceptre of Tar-Palantir's daughter Míriel, took the title of Ar-Pharazôn, and brought destruction upon the island realm.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Inzilbêth
 
Ar-Gimilzôr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Palantir
 
GIMILKHÂD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Míriel
 
Ar-Pharazôn
 


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In The Line of Elros, Gimilkhâd's birth occurred in S.A. 3044 and his death in S.A. 3243 (indicating an age of 199).[1] In The Silmarillion it is stated that "Gimilkhâd died two years before his two hundredth year"[2]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Ar-Gimilzôr
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"