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'''Malantur''' was the great-grandson of [[Tar-Amandil]], descended from Tar-Amandil's ''second'' son, [[Eärendur (son of Tar-Amandil)|Eärendur]].<ref>{{UT|earlier}}</ref>
'''Malantur''' was the son of [[Caliondo]] son of [[Eärendur, son of Tar-Amandil|Eärendur]]. He was a nobleman who lived in [[Númenor]] in the later part of its first millennium. He was of very little account in the histories of the time, though events could easily have worked out differently.
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King [[Tar-Aldarion]] had only one child, a daughter, and according to the old laws of Númenor a daughter could not inherit the [[Sceptre of Númenor|Sceptre]]. Under the laws as they stood, the King's nearest kinsman of male descent would become his Heir. Malantur's grandfather Eärendur was the second son of King [[Tar-Amandil]], and so by the strict interpretation of the law, Malantur would have succeeded Tar-Aldarion to become Númenor's seventh King.  
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The original [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] royal law of succession stated that the [[Sceptre of Númenor]] must go to a male heir, either the King's son or, if he had no son, to the nearest kinsman of male descent. During Malantur's life the King was [[Tar-Aldarion]], his only child was a daughter, and as the nearest kinsman of male descent, Malantur was the King's presumptive heir.  
  
Malantur was relegated to the margins of history when Tar-Aldarion chose to revise the laws, so that both the male and female lines of descent were considered, and his daughter [[Ancalimë]] could indeed succeed to become Númenor's first [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Ruling Queen]].
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However, in {{SA|892}} Tar-Aldarion changed the law of succession so that the eldest child of the King, whether man or woman, should receive the sceptre.  He then named his daughter [[Tar-Ancalimë|Ancalimë]] as his heir.  The royal Council advised the King to amend the rule such that a female heir could refuse the sceptre, in which case the heir would become the nearest male kinsman of either male or female descent.  Tar-Aldarion agreed to this change, so if Ancalimë had refused the sceptre it would have been her cousin [[Soronto]] who would have become the ruler of Númenor. Thus Malantur was denied the chance to become Númenor's seventh King.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Malantur's name is difficult to translate, but may incorporate the [[Quenya]] root for 'gold', ''mal-''. The stem ''-ntur'', 'commander', makes up the last part of his name.
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Malantur's name is difficult to translate, but may incorporate the [[Quenya]] root for 'gold', ''[[mal-]]''. The stem ''[[-ntur]]'', 'commander', makes up the last part of his name.
 
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== Genealogy ==
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Latest revision as of 16:22, 29 December 2013

Malantur
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic and Sindarin
BirthS.A. 670
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageCaliondo
ChildrenUnnamed male descendants
Physical Description
GenderMale

Malantur was the great-grandson of Tar-Amandil, descended from Tar-Amandil's second son, Eärendur.[1]

The original Númenórean royal law of succession stated that the Sceptre of Númenor must go to a male heir, either the King's son or, if he had no son, to the nearest kinsman of male descent. During Malantur's life the King was Tar-Aldarion, his only child was a daughter, and as the nearest kinsman of male descent, Malantur was the King's presumptive heir.

However, in S.A. 892 Tar-Aldarion changed the law of succession so that the eldest child of the King, whether man or woman, should receive the sceptre. He then named his daughter Ancalimë as his heir. The royal Council advised the King to amend the rule such that a female heir could refuse the sceptre, in which case the heir would become the nearest male kinsman of either male or female descent. Tar-Aldarion agreed to this change, so if Ancalimë had refused the sceptre it would have been her cousin Soronto who would have become the ruler of Númenor. Thus Malantur was denied the chance to become Númenor's seventh King.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Malantur's name is difficult to translate, but may incorporate the Quenya root for 'gold', mal-. The stem -ntur, 'commander', makes up the last part of his name.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Amandil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
 
 
 
Eärendur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Meneldur
 
 
 
Caliondo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Aldarion
 
Ailinel
 
MALANTUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimë
 
Soronto
 
 
 
 

[edit] References

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