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Tar-Amandil

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'''Tar-Amandil''' was the third [[King of Númenor|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. However, since Tar-Vardamir was held to have ruled for one year, Tar-Amandil's reign officially began in the year 444.
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'''Tar-Amandil''' was the third [[King of Númenor|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. However, since Tar-Vardamir was held to have ruled for one year, Tar-Amandil's reign officially began in the year 444.
  
 
Tar-Amandil had three children: two sons, [[Tar-Elendil|Elendil]] and [[Eärendur, son of Tar-Amandil|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]].
 
Tar-Amandil had three children: two sons, [[Tar-Elendil|Elendil]] and [[Eärendur, son of Tar-Amandil|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]].

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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. However, since Tar-Vardamir was held to have ruled for one year, Tar-Amandil's reign officially began in the year 444.

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.

Etymology

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.

Genealogy

                            Tar-Vardamir
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            TAR-AMANDIL   Vardilmë   Aulendil   Nolondil
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Tar-Elendil   Eärendur   Mairen

Preceded by:
Tar-Vardamir
3rd King of Númenor
II 442 – 590
Followed by:
Tar-Elendil