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This article is about the third King of Númenor. For the the father of Elendil, see Amandil (Lord of Andúnië).
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Aphanuzir
BirthS.A. 192
RuleS.A. 442 (148 years)
DeathS.A. 603 (aged 411 years)
SiblingsAulendil, Nolondil, Vardilmë
ChildrenEärendur, Elendil, Mairen
Physical Description

Tar-Amandil was the third King of Númenor. He ruled for 148 years, from 442 to 590 of the Second Age. Tar-Amandil was legally the third King, but actually its second ruler. His father, Vardamir Nólimon, declined to take the Sceptre upon the death of his own father, Elros Tar-Minyatur, and was only a titular King.

Tar-Amandil had three children: two sons, Elendil and Eärendur; and a daughter, Mairen. Just as his father had yielded the Sceptre before his death, Tar-Amandil abdicated in 590 and was succeeded by his eldest son Elendil, who would rule as Tar-Elendil. This tradition of renouncing the Sceptre a few years before death was observed by most of the rulers of Númenor until Tar-Atanamir.


Amandil means "Devoted to Aman" in Quenya (from -ndil "friend, lover, devoted to"). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Amandil added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.

His Adûnaic name was Ar-Aphanuzir


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            TAR-AMANDIL   Vardilmë   Aulendil   Nolondil
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Tar-Elendil   Eärendur   Mairen
Preceded by:
3rd King of Númenor
II 442 – 590
Followed by: