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Herucalmo

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The consort to [[Tar-Vanimeldë]], the third Ruling Queen of [[Númenor]]. The Queen had little interest in the duties of her office, and during her reign [[Herucalmo]] effectively acted as her regent. On Tar-Vanimeldë's death, the [[Sceptre]] should have passed to her son [[Tar-Alcarin|Alcarin]], but instead Herucalmo withheld it and claimed the Kingship for himself, taking the name [[Tar-Anducal]] ("Light of the West") from [[Second Age|S.A.]] 2637 to 2657. The island of Númenor fell under his doubtful rule for twenty years, until Herucalmo himself died, and Alcarin took his rightful place.
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'''Herucalmo''' was the consort to [[Tar-Vanimeldë]], the third [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Ruling Queen]] of [[Númenor]]. The Queen had little interest in the duties of her office, and during her reign [[Herucalmo]] effectively acted as her regent. On Tar-Vanimeldë's death, the [[Sceptre]] should have passed to her son [[Tar-Alcarin|Alcarin]], but instead Herucalmo withheld it and claimed the [[King of Númenor|Kingship]] for himself, taking the name [[Tar-Anducal]] ("Light of the West") from [[Second Age|S.A.]] 2637 to 2657. The island of Númenor fell under his doubtful rule for twenty years, until Herucalmo himself died, and Alcarin took his rightful place.
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==Etymology==
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''Herucalmo'' means "Lord of Light" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[heru]]'', 'lord', ''[[cal]]'', 'light', and the masculine agentive suffix ''[[-mp]]'').
  
 
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Herucalmo was the consort to Tar-Vanimeldë, the third Ruling Queen of Númenor. The Queen had little interest in the duties of her office, and during her reign Herucalmo effectively acted as her regent. On Tar-Vanimeldë's death, the Sceptre should have passed to her son Alcarin, but instead Herucalmo withheld it and claimed the Kingship for himself, taking the name Tar-Anducal ("Light of the West") from S.A. 2637 to 2657. The island of Númenor fell under his doubtful rule for twenty years, until Herucalmo himself died, and Alcarin took his rightful place.

Etymology

Herucalmo means "Lord of Light" in Quenya (from heru, 'lord', cal, 'light', and the masculine agentive suffix -mp).