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'''Lord of Andúnië''' was a title of the lords of the shoreland region of [[Andúnië]] in western [[Númenor]]; descended from [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth King of [[Númenor]], and ancestors of the Kings of [[Gondor]] and of [[Arnor]].  
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'''Lord of Andúnië''' was a title of the [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] lords of the shoreland region of [[Andustar]] in western [[Númenor]] and ruled the city [[Andúnië]].<ref>{{UT|IMap}}</ref>
  
==Lords of Andúnië==
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The Lords of Andúnië were the highest lords of the Island and chief councellors of the [[Kings of Númenor]]. As rulers of one of the divisions of Númenor they were members of the [[Council of the Sceptre]]<ref>{{UT|Wife}}, Note 23</ref> <ref name="Akallabeth">{{S|Akallabeth}}</ref>. Their symbol of office was a [[Sceptre of Annúminas|silver sceptre]] which was afterwards held by the [[Kings of Arnor]].  
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|align="right"|1.
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|[[Valandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Valandil]]
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|align="right"|{{SA|630}} &ndash; c. {{SA|870|n}}
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|align="right"|2-14.
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|Unknown
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|align="right"|??? &ndash; ???
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|align="right"|15.
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|[[Eärendur (Lord of Andúnië)|Eärendur]]
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|align="right"|??? &ndash; ???
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|align="right"|16.
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|Unknown
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|align="right"|??? &ndash; ???
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|align="right"|17.
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|[[Númendil]]
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|align="right"|??? &ndash; {{SA|3065}}
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|align="right"|18.
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|[[Amandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Amandil]]
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|align="right"|{{SA|3065}} &ndash; c. {{SA|3300|n}}
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|colspan=2|''Amandil was later stripped of his titles by [[Ar-Pharazôn]] for supporting the Faithful. His descendants would go on to found the Kingdoms of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]].''
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The Lords also had inherited the [[Ring of Barahir]]<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}, Note 2</ref> from the [[First Age]] and were given the [[Palantiri]] by the [[Elves]].
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==History==
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The fourth King of [[Númenor]], [[Tar-Elendil]], was the first King whose eldest child was a daughter. [[Silmarien]], as a woman, could not receive the [[Sceptre of Númenor]] and the King created the title of the Lords of Andúnië in favor of her son, [[Valandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Valandil]].
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In later times some of the Kings of Númenor would marry women from the royal line of the Lords of Andúnië. From these marriages came the Kings [[Ar-Sakalthôr]] and the wise King [[Tar-Palantir]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}</ref>
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When the [[Shadow]] fell on the Kingdom, the Lords remained [[Faithful]] and became the leaders of the [[Elf-friends]], but still retained their office during those dark times until [[Ar-Pharazôn]] stripped Amandil from his offices for supporting the Faithful.<ref name="Akallabeth"/> Amandil's descendants would go on to found the Kingdoms of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]].
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==Lords of Andúnië==
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*1. [[Valandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Valandil]] ({{SA|630}} &ndash; c. {{SA|870|n}}
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*2-14. Unknown (??? &ndash; ???)
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*15. [[Eärendur (Lord of Andúnië)|Eärendur]] (??? &ndash; ???)
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*16. Unknown (??? &ndash; ???)
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*17. [[Númendil]] (??? &ndash; {{SA|3065}})
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*18. [[Amandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Amandil]] ({{SA|3065}} &ndash; c. {{SA|3300|n}})
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[[Category: Númenóreans]]
 
[[Category: Númenóreans]]
 
[[Category:Rulers of Númenor]]
 
[[Category:Rulers of Númenor]]
 
[[Category: Titles]]
 
[[Category: Titles]]
 
[[fi:Andúniën ruhtinaat]]
 
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Revision as of 10:26, 17 January 2013

Lord of Andúnië was a title of the Númenórean lords of the shoreland region of Andustar in western Númenor and ruled the city Andúnië.[1]

The Lords of Andúnië were the highest lords of the Island and chief councellors of the Kings of Númenor. As rulers of one of the divisions of Númenor they were members of the Council of the Sceptre[2] [3]. Their symbol of office was a silver sceptre which was afterwards held by the Kings of Arnor.

The Lords also had inherited the Ring of Barahir[4] from the First Age and were given the Palantiri by the Elves.

History

The fourth King of Númenor, Tar-Elendil, was the first King whose eldest child was a daughter. Silmarien, as a woman, could not receive the Sceptre of Númenor and the King created the title of the Lords of Andúnië in favor of her son, Valandil.

In later times some of the Kings of Númenor would marry women from the royal line of the Lords of Andúnië. From these marriages came the Kings Ar-Sakalthôr and the wise King Tar-Palantir.[5]

When the Shadow fell on the Kingdom, the Lords remained Faithful and became the leaders of the Elf-friends, but still retained their office during those dark times until Ar-Pharazôn stripped Amandil from his offices for supporting the Faithful.[3] Amandil's descendants would go on to found the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor.

Lords of Andúnië

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Introduction", "The Map of Middle-earth"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", Note 23
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor", Note 2
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"