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'''Isilmo''' was the younger brother of Queen [[Tar-Telperiën]]. He had a son, [[Tar-Minastir]]. Despite that, Tar-Telperiën outlived Isilmo; she refused to wed and had no children. Thus, Tar-Telperiën was succeeded by Isilmo's son, her nephew, who became Tar-Minastir.
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}}'''Isilmo''' was the younger brother of [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Queen]] [[Tar-Telperiën]]. He had a son named [[Minastir]]. Tar-Telperiën outlived Isilmo, but she refused to wed and had no children. Thus, Tar-Telperiën was succeeded by Isilmo's son, her nephew, who became [[Tar-Minastir]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}</ref>
  
Some fans have speculated that Isilmo was the man who became the [[Witch-king_of_Angmar|Lord of the Nazgûl]]:
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==Etymology==
 
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''Isilmo'' means "Man of the Moon" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[Moon#Other names|Isil]]'', 'Moon', and the masculine agentive suffix ''[[-mo]]'').
Isilmo lived during in the correct timeframe.  He was the only Númenórean prince to be passed over for the sceptre of [[Númenor]] in favor of a sister.  This had not been the prior Númenórean practice, and all that was said about the circumstances was that "it was made a law of the royal house."  This may have been a motivation for Isilmo to stray. In ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', the [[Witch-king_of_Angmar|Lord of the Nazgûl]] wore a kingly crown, which may have symbolized Isilmo's unfufilled claim to kingship of the Númenóreans instead of merely the obvious kingship of [[Angmar]].
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== Genealogy ==
 
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Like [[Isildur]] (the founder of [[Minas Ithil]] the "tower of the moon"), Isilmo's name has the [[Sindarin]] word for "moon" as its root; and the livery of [[Minas Morgul]] was that of a "moon disfigured with a ghastly face of death" which may have signified Isilmo as the corrupted [[Lord of the Nazgûl]].
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There is insufficient evidence in Tolkien's works to say authoritatively either way, and other fans have vehemently disagreed with the above speculation.
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==External link==
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{{familytree | | | | |MIN|MIN=[[Tar-Minastir]]}}
*[http://www.taibu.net/familytree Family-Tree of the Eldar and Atani]
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Revision as of 12:28, 4 November 2012

Isilmo
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthAfter S.A. 1320
DeathBefore S.A. 1731 (aged <411)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Súrion
SiblingsTar-Telperiën
ChildrenTar-Minastir
Physical Description
GenderMale
Isilmo was the younger brother of Queen Tar-Telperiën. He had a son named Minastir. Tar-Telperiën outlived Isilmo, but she refused to wed and had no children. Thus, Tar-Telperiën was succeeded by Isilmo's son, her nephew, who became Tar-Minastir.[1]

Etymology

Isilmo means "Man of the Moon" in Quenya (from Isil, 'Moon', and the masculine agentive suffix -mo).

Genealogy

 
 
Tar-Súrion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telperiën
 
ISILMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"