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The House of Elros was the line of descendants begun by Elros, the son of Eärendil and brother of Elrond. Due to his ancestry, he was counted as one of the Half-elven, and given the choice of the life of the Eldar or the Gift of Men. He chose to live as a mortal, but was granted an extraordinary lifespan of five hundred years. He passed his longevity on to the descendants of his House, though none enjoyed such a count of years as Elros himself.

As Tar-Minyatur, Elros was the first King of Númenor. After his time, that island was ruled by Kings and Queens of his House through nearly three thousand years of the Second Age. In the end, Elros' distant descendant Ar-Pharazôn was manipulated by Sauron into bringing about the Downfall of Númenor, and with it the end of the Line of Kings.[1]

Though Númenor and its Kings were no more, the House of Elros did not end in the Downfall. The Kings had been descended through Elros' great-great-grandson Meneldur, but another branch of the House also survived: the Lords of Andúnië, descended from Meneldur's elder sister Silmariën. The line of the Lords of Andúnië continued down to Elendil and his sons Isildur and Anárion, and so was carried from Númenor to Middle-earth, surviving in the Kings of Arnor and of Gondor. Even at the time of the War of the Ring, some six thousand years after the death of its founder, there was still a living heir to the House of Elros: none other than Aragorn himself.

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[edit] The Family Tree of the House of Elros

Showing the descendants of Elros Tar-Minyatur. All information in the tree is from the Unfinished Tales, either from the chart "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"[2] or from "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"[1] unless otherwise specified. The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded (when only one figure is shown it is the date of birth). A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age. A name preceded by '*' indicates one of the ruling Kings or Queens of Númenor; an italicized name denotes a female. A vertical dashed line indicates a line of descent with some members missing. Some rulers have a name before the '*', which was their "right name" before taking the Sceptre.

[edit] The Earlier Generations of the Line of Elros

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elros
* Tar-Minyatur
FA 531-SA 442
[note1 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Vardamir Nólimon
61-471
[note1 2]
 
Tindómiel
 
Manwendil
 
Atanalcar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Amandil
192-603
 
 
 
Vardilmë
203
 
 
 
Aulendil
213
 
 
 
Nolondil
272
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Elendil
Parmaitë
350-751
 
 
 
 
 
Vëantur
 
Eärendur
361
 
Mairen
377
 
Yávien
371
 
Oromendil
382
 
Axantur
395
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elatan
of Andúnië
 
Silmarien
521
[note1 3]
 
Isilmë
532
 
Írimon
* Tar-Meneldur
543-942
 
Almarian
 
 
 
 
 
Caliondo
512-900
 
Lindissë
551
 
Ardamir
562
 
Cemendur
575
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valandil, First
Lord of Andúnië
 
Anardil
* Tar-Aldarion
700-1098
[note1 4]
 
Erendis
771-985[3]
[note1 5]
 
Ailinel
712
 
Orchaldor
 
Almiel
729
 
Malantur
670
 
 
 
 
 
Írildë
700
 
Hallatan of
Hyarastorni
711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Ancalimë
873-1285
 
 
 
 
 
Soronto
799
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nessanië
840
 
Hallacar
852-1211
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Later lords
of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Anárion
1003-1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Earlier Generations Notes

  1. Elros Tar-Minyatur lived for 500 years, longer than any other of his line.
  2. Vardamir did not ascend the throne when Elros died but gave the sceptre to his son, thus establishing the tradition of yielding the Sceptre before death and dying of free will while yet in vigour of mind.
  3. Silmarien was the eldest child of Tar-Elendil but since the Sceptre by the law at that time went to the eldest male child, her brother Írimon became king.
  4. Tar-Aldarion had only one child, a daughter. He altered the Law of Succession in Númenor so that the eldest daughter of a king could succeed.
  5. Erendis is said to have perished in water at the haven of Rómenna.

[edit] The Later Generations of the Line of Elros

Earlier lords
of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Anárion
1003-1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Older Sister
 
Older Sister
 
* Tar-Súrion
1174-1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Telperiën
1320-1731
Died childless
[note2 1]
 
Isilmo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Minastir
1474-1873
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Ciryatan
1634-2035
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Atanamir
the Great
1800-2221
[note2 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Ancalimon
1936-2386
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Telemmaitë
2136-2526
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Herucalmo
* Tar-Anducal
2286-2657
[note2 3]
 
* Tar-Vanimeldë
2277-2637
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Alcarin
2406-2737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Calmacil
(Ar-Belzagar)
2516-2825
[note2 4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Tar-Ardamin
(Ar-Avattârik)
2618-2899
 
Gimilzagar
2630
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Ar-Adûnakhôr
(Tar-Herunúmen)
2709-2962
[note2 5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Ar-Zimrathôn
(Tar-Hostamir) )
2798-3033
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendur
Fifteenth Lord
of Andúnië
 
Lindórië
 
 
* Ar-Sakalthôr
(Tar-Falassion)
2876-3102
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inzilbêth
 
* Ar-Gimilzôr
(Tar-Telemnar)
2960-3177
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Númendil
 
* Tar-Palantir
(Ar-Inziladûn)
3035-3255
 
Gimilkhâd
3044-3243
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amandil
Last Lord
of Andúnië
[note2 6]
 
Tar-Míriel
(Ar-Zimraphel)
3117-3319
[note2 7]
 
* Ar-Pharazôn
(Tar-Calion)
3118-3319
[note2 8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isildur
 
Anárion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Later Generations Notes

  1. Tar-Telperiën became the second ruling queen even though she had a brother; apparently the law of succession was of simple primogeniture. She was the first ruler to not surrender the Sceptre before death.
  2. Tar-Atanamir the Great was also called "the Unwilling" since he was the first king to refuse to lay down his life or to renounce the Sceptre.
  3. Herucalmo, the husband of Tar-Vanimeldë, took the sceptre upon her death, calling himself Tar-Anducal. He was not counted in the Line of Kings as the 17th ruler.
  4. Tar-Calmacil was the first to be called (by the King's Men) by his name in Adûnaic: Ar-Belzagar.
  5. Ar-Adûnakhôr was the first to take the sceptre with an Adûnaic title (however, his name was inscribed in the Scrolls in Quenya as Tar-Herunúmen).
  6. Amandil sailed into the West to seek clemency for Númenor; he was never heard from again.
  7. Míriel should have been the fourth Ruling Queen, but upon the death of her father her cousin Pharazôn took her to wife against her will and usurped the sceptre. She died in the Downfall.
  8. Ar-Pharazôn seized the sceptre from Míriel. He died in the Downfall.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"