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Revision as of 17:57, 23 December 2013

Malvegil
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arthedain
LocationArthedain
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 1144
RuleT.A. 1272 - 1349
DeathT.A. 1349 (aged 205)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageCelebrindor
ChildrenArgeleb I
Physical Description
GenderMale

Malvegil (T.A. 1144[1] - 1349,[2] died aged 205) was the sixth ruler of Arthedain.

History

Malvegil was the son of Celebrindor, and gained the kingship of Arthedain upon his father's death in T.A. 1272.[2]

It was during Malvegil's reign (c. 1300) that the Witch-king founded the Angmar. To this realm were drawn evil men, Orcs (who begin attacking the Dwarves), and other fell creatures. Due to the growing evils of the Misty Mountains, Hobbits moved westward and many of them settle in Bree.[3]

Malvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-seven years, and was succeeded by his son Argeleb I in 1349.[2]

Etymology

Malvegil's name probably means "Sword of Gold" or "Golden Sword", being a combination of the Sindarin words mall- meaning "gold", and megil (becoming lenited to vegil) meaning "sword".[4]

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Celebrindor
 
 
 
 
MALVEGIL
 
 
 
 
Argeleb I
 
 
 
 
Arveleg I

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
Malvegil
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 1144 Died: T.A. 1349
Preceded by:
Celebrindor
6th King of Arthedain
T.A. 1272 - T.A. 1349
Followed by:
Argeleb I