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Númendil

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Númendil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Andúnië
AffiliationThe Faithful
LanguageSindarin
BirthLate Second Age
DeathS.A. 3065
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ChildrenAmandil
Physical Description
GenderMale
Númendil was the seventeenth Lord of Andúnië, succeeding his father upon his death. He was a leader of the Faithful, and was a friend of Tar-Palantir, the last King of Númenor to abide by the will of the Valar. It can be assumed that Númendil was a member of the Royal Council and an important Lord of Númenor. Though the name of his father is not known, his grandfather was Eärendur, the fifteenth Lord of Andúnië.[1]

Nùmendil was the father of Amandil, who succeeded him as Lord of Andúnië. Amandil would later become the father of Elendil, the founder of the kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor.

Etymology

Númendil means "Devoted to the West" in Quenya (from númen, 'west', and the suffix -ndil, meaning 'devoted to').

Genealogy

Eärendur
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
NÚMENDIL
 
 
 
 
Amandil
 
 
 
 
Elendil


Other Versions of the Legendarium

Elentir, intended to be another son of Númendil, was a character developed but never fully adapted into the formal history of Númenor. In one version of the story of Ar-Pharazôn, his future wife Míriel, the daughter of the current king, was betrothed to Elentir. However, she fell desperately in love with Pharazôn and chose to become his queen when he took up the Sceptre of Númenor. This story is very different than the tale in the published The Silmarillion, where Ar-Pharazôn takes Míriel very much against her will in order to claim the Sceptre. In either case, Elentir disappeared before Númendil died, leaving Amandil as the Lord of Andúnië.[2]

Númendil
House of Elros
Born: Late S.A. Died: S.A. 3065
Preceded by:
Unknown,
eventually Eärendur
17th Lord of Andúnië
S.A.?? - S.A. 3065
Followed by:
Amandil

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Palantir
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The History of the Akallabêth"